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May 1938

Twenty-Fourth Annual Report of the Ophthalmic Hospitals Section for 1936.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1938;19(5):856. doi:10.1001/archopht.1938.00850170206024

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This report was evidently compiled in time for the Fifteenth International Ophthalmologic Congress in Cairo, because it contains many illustrations of the various ophthalmic hospitals in Egypt— so-called permanent and traveling ophthalmic units.

During 1936, 4 additional ophthalmic branches were opened in the hospitals in Egypt, 1,133,599 new patients were treated and 344,661 operations were performed. The percentage of blindness among the patients was nearly 6, about the same as in previous years. Eighty per cent of the cases of blindness were due to acute ophthalmia and its sequelae ; glaucoma was responsible for blindness in nearly 6,000 cases, and the gonococcus remained the predominating factor in the production of acute conjunctivitis.

Postgraduate instruction was continued during the year. The report includes the records of a large number of interesting cases.

A report of the Ophthalmological Society of Egypt is given, followed by a description of the activities of the local

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