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March 1940

BILATERAL UVEITIS ASSOCIATED WITH DETACHMENT OF THE RETINA (HARADA'S DISEASE)

Author Affiliations

NEWARK, N. J.
From the Ophthalmic Department of the Beth Israel Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;23(3):534-544. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00860130598008
Abstract

The epochal discoveries of Gonin regarding the pathogenesis and surgical treatment of noninflammatory detachment of the retina and the work of various authors in the ensuing years enriched and fundamentally changed the knowledge of this subject. The differentiation between inflammatory and noninflammatory detachment became more distinct. Detachments of the latter type, exhibiting changes in the vitreous and the peripheral part of the retina, occur mainly in persons with myopia and in the senium. The former type, in which the separation of the retina is caused solely by the inflammatory exudation or transudation, is distinguished by the absence of holes or tears. Clinically, in cases of inflammatory detachment one cystlike prominence is usually seen in the lower part of the retina. There is no floating movement present; the detachment, rather, reminds one of a balloon with highly stretched walls. There is a sharp distinction between the two types as to prognosis

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