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March 1941

Thirteenth Annual Report of the Memorial Ophthalmic Laboratory, Giza, Cairo, 1938.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1941;25(3):527. doi:10.1001/archopht.1941.00870090151023

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The report covers in detail the activities of the laboratory for the year 1938 and offers a wealth of interesting case reports illustrated by photographs and drawings, some of which are in color. The cases are examples of such conditions as lipoid degeneration of the cornea and of the palpebral conjunctiva, episcleral abscess, bilateral inflammatory pseudotumor of the orbit, leproma of the limbus, adenoid epithelioma of the eyelid, bilharzial granuloma of the bulbar conjunctiva and adenocarcinoma of the lacrimal gland.

Mention is made of the occurrence of small xerotic patches on the bulbar conjunctivas of 2 young adults with advanced pellagra. In 30 cases of pellagra of long duration in adults who had been previously examined by El-Tobgy, nothing abnormal was found in the eyes except senile cataract in 2 instances.

The efficacy of sulfanilamide and its derivatives in the treatment of gonococcic ophthalmia and trachomatous keratitis is also noted.

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