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July 1937

Tenth Annual Report of the Giza Memorial Ophthalmic Laboratory, Cairo, 1935.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1937;18(1):181-182. doi:10.1001/archopht.1937.00850070193023

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The tenth annual report records the administration and scientific work of the laboratory during 1935 under the following four headings:

  • Postgraduate Education.—The usual postgraduate course in medical and surgical ophthalmology was given during April and October. Twenty candidates for admission to the ophthalmic section of the department of public health attended the course given in April and fourteen the course given in May.

  • Pathologic Section.—Five hundred and twenty-eight pathologic specimens and 16,064 smears from the eyes of patients with purulent ophthalmia were submitted for examination. Among the 139 blind eyes received, the sight in 89, or 64 per cent, had been destroyed through acute ophthalmia. Among the interesting specimens studied were 1 showing xeroderma pigmentosum, 2 showing uveal tuberculosis, 1 showing involvement of the eyelid with an infection due to filaria Bancrofti, 2 showing neurofibroma and 1 showing a true neuroma believed to have arisen from the sympathetic

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