Metastatic panophthalmitis occurs fairly frequently, and cases of this condition in association with pneumonia, tonsillitis, meningitis, cholecystitis, parotitis and other diseases have been reported. In 1930 I1 reported in the Archives a case of metastatic panophthalmitis occurring in association with calculous pyonephrosis. In this case Bacillus coli was the offending organism. Recently I had the opportunity of writing the pathologic report on an eye enucleated for metastatic uveoscleritis in a case of pneumonia. This case was reported in the Archives by Dr. Hulka.2 In both these papers a complete bibliography was given and need not be repeated here. During the past few months my associates and I have had occasion to see at the Mount Sinai Hospital two cases of this condition occurring in association with meningococcic meningitis. It is of interest to note that in all the cases of subacute bacterial endocarditis which we have observed
Laval J. METASTATIC PANOPHTHALMITIS FROM PYOGENIC CUTANEOUS INFECTIONS. Arch Ophthalmol. 1937;18(1):104–106. doi:10.1001/archopht.1937.00850070116016
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