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June 1938

Twenty-Third Annual Report of the Ophthalmic Hospitals Section for 1935.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1938;19(6):1035. doi:10.1001/archopht.1938.00850180187020

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The annual report for 1935 shows that 5 additional ophthalmic branches were opened in the general hospitals in Egypt, the total number of ophthalmic units being 69. During the year there were 1,034,986 new patients and 32,623 inpatients, and 334,866 operations were performed. The percentage of patients who were found blind in one or both eyes was 6. Acute ophthalmia was responsible for 80 per cent of the blindness, and the gonococcus was still the predominating factor in the production of acute ophthalmia. Of 10,412 pupils examined in the school clinics, 99 per cent were found to be suffering from trachoma in its various stages; in 43 per cent the condition was serious.

A list of interesting conditions seen in the various units of the section is included. A report of the meeting of the Ophthalmological Society of Egypt is also given.

Of 128,138 operations performed, 1,920 were for

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