The involvement of the organ of sight on the basis of malaria was mentioned by the older authors. Yet the clinical and pathologicoanatomic study of this question was first begun in the middle of the last century, when the ophthalmoscope permitted the discovery of those amblyopias and amauroses associated with malaria which had been described by many authors in the foreign literature before the introduction of the ophthalmoscope. Russian ophthalmologists at the end of the last century contributed a good deal to the study of the question of the involvement of the organ of sight in malaria and have shown by their observation the possibility of establishing various forms of involvement of all parts of the eye. Much was done in this respect during and after the last pandemic of malaria. Even today the study of the question is far from being completed. In the first place, in
GOLDFEDER AE, MOLDAVSKAJA VD, Franklin I. MALARIA AND THE EYEINVOLVEMENT OF THE ORGAN OF SIGHT IN "MALARIA LARVATA ET IGNORATA" AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MELANOFLOCCULATION REACTION FOR ETIOLOGIC DIAGNOSIS. Arch Ophthalmol. 1937;17(2):228–233. doi:10.1001/archopht.1937.00850020034004
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