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January 1939

Zur Pathologischen Anatomie und Therapie des Trachoms.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;21(1):200. doi:10.1001/archopht.1939.00860010216024

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The author, noting the surprising multiplicity of clinical and histopathologic pictures in the course of trachoma, has limited himself mainly to the study and interpretation of changes in the tarsus and the tarsal conjunctiva. He considers the tissue manifestations of the later stages to be at least as distinctive and important as, for example, the various cell forms found in the infiltrated regions, the trachoma follicle or changes in the conjunctival epithelium. Thorough microscopic study of 153 excised tarsi showed in spite of a marked variation in the intensity and localization of the inflammatory and infiltrative processes that there are certain definite and characteristic changes and, essentially, correspondence in later stages. A knowledge of these factors which determine in a large measure the final condition of the lids and to some degree that of the globe is of practical significance, as they point directly toward the appropriate treatment, medical and

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