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December 1935


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Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;14(6):985-986. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840120123014

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In describing this interesting degenerative condition of the cornea it is difficult to differentiate it from other conditions which it so closely resembles. Textbooks give little space to it. Fuchs expressed the opinion that the disease is found chiefly in the male. Nodular opacities of the cornea are, of course, dystrophic with a hereditary background and probably manifest themselves in various forms. In the cases I am about to describe the condition had all the earmarks of nodular keratitis as described by Groenouw. I reported the cases before a meeting of the Ophthalmological Society of Philadelphia, and the consensus was that they were typical instances of nodular keratitis. The statement of Fuchs that the disease is found chiefly in the male is not borne out by the facts. Four of the five cases in my series were in females.

The clinical appearance in my cases was so similar that a

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