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Article
February 1935

CHRONIC UNILATERAL HYPERTROPHIC CONJUNCTIVITIS: A Case for Diagnosis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;13(2):247-250. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840020107011
Abstract

The following unusual case of chronic unilateral hypertrophic conjunctivitis presents many features of considerable interest. The unfortunate termination in complete loss of sight marks the problem as a practical one, worthy of more than mere academic consideration. Despite extensive pathologic studies conducted both at the Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital and at the Knapp Memorial Eye Hospital, the condition remains undiagnosed and offers a challenge to ophthalmologic knowledge.

REPORT OF CASE

History.—A man, aged 32, a dressmaker, had a cold in the head in May 1932, which lasted about ten days and was associated with redness, itching and tearing of both eyes. The condition resembled in some respects the autumnal attacks of hay fever which the patient had had for the past five years. There was no fever, chills, vomiting or other constitutional disturbance. He gave no history of trauma to the eye or of contact with

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