The literature contains few references to fusospirochetal infections of the eyes, for in general they do not seem to be a favorable site for the development of such lesions. The earliest recorded occurrence of fusiform bacilli in the eye was in a case of metastatic ophthalmitis reported by Bertozzi1 in 1907. The presence of these organisms in cases of dacryocystitis has been noted by Wakisaka,2 and by Löhlein.3 Gifford4 cultivated them from an ulcer surrounding the canaliculus and also from a chalazion. Fusiform bacilli have produced orbital cellulitis secondary to sinusitis, as has been noted by Kompanejetz5 and by Seecof.6 Scholtz7 found them in a case of gangrene of the conjunctiva secondary to an old injury with a retained foreign body. There are five previously reported cases of conjunctivitis due to fusiform bacilli and spirochetes. In all but one instance the conjunctivitis was
DUNNINGTON JH, KHORAZO D. CONJUNCTIVITIS DUE TO FUSOSPIROCHETAL INFECTION. Arch Ophthalmol. 1936;16(2):252–254. doi:10.1001/archopht.1936.00840200090009
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