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September 1934

Biomicroscopie de la conjonctive.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1934;12(3):463-464. doi:10.1001/archopht.1934.00830160167023

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This volume completes the series on biomicroscopy sponsored by the French Ophthalmological Society and easily reaches the high standard set by its predecessors.

After some preliminary remarks on technic, the authors take up the anatomy and histology of the conjunctiva, as viewed by the slit lamp. They describe these branches of their subject in a thorough way and devote several pages to such hitherto neglected matters as the veins, lymphatics, glands and nerves of the conjunctiva. Their chapter on vital staining is of particular interest and value.

The bulk of the work was done on the pathology of the conjunctiva, and a rather disproportionately large section is devoted to trachoma. The usual conjunctivitides are described in detail, and the description of the effects of war gases makes an unusual and valuable chapter. The final division of the text deals with artificial and pathologic pigmentation and the various conjunctival neoplasms.


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