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August 1944


Author Affiliations

Fellow in Ophthalmology, Mayo Foundation ROCHESTER, MINN.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1944;32(2):89-92. doi:10.1001/archopht.1944.00890080017001

Reports on Nocardia, a subdivision of the genus Actinomyces, as a cause of disease of the eye are rarely found in the literature. A small number of cases of ocular infection due to Streptothrix, a synonym for Actinomyces, can be found. Various clinical observations have been made on streptotrichal infection of the eye. Superficial punctate keratitis,1 yellowish nodules on the conjunctiva,2 adherent yellowish white membrane on the palpebral conjunctiva3 and raised nodules on the surface of the cornea or sclera4 are a few of these. Although the usual infection lasts for years, 1 case was found in which streptotrichal infection of the eyes with adenitis and folliculosis lasted only three weeks.5 Liégard and Landrieu6 separated Nocardia from Streptothrix försteri as a cause of chronic conjunctivitis with mucopurulent secretion. Cavara7 summarized data on fungous infections of the eve.

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