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November 1936

Proceedings of the All-India Ophthalmological Society.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1936;16(5):907-908. doi:10.1001/archopht.1936.00840230187018

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This volume opens with the report of a symposium on nutritional disorders of the eye. The first paper, entitled "Eye Diseases Due to Improper Diet," by Lieutenant-Colonel Sir J. N. Duggan and B. P. Nanavati, gives an excellent summary of ocular disorders due to lack of vitamins A, B, C and D, as well as disorders due to a dietary excess of carbohydrate and contamination of food and gout and rheumatism. Other papers of the symposium are concerned with malnutrition, xerophthalmia, keratomalacia, night blindness and the ocular disorders of diabetes.

In his paper entitled "A Short History of the Incidence of Glaucoma in Bengal" Captain S. C. Dutt notes that the established signs and symptoms of glaucoma associated with epidemic dropsy (Bengal glaucoma) are: (1) a high intra-ocular tension averaging from 70 to 100 mm.; (2) a normal or a deep anterior chamber; (3) absence of pain; (4) absence

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