Ocular complications of measles, other than the almost invariably associated conjunctivitis, are rare.1 Metastatic uveitis as a complication of measles was mentioned by Duke-Elder.2 Optic neuritis,3 retrobulbar neuritis with associated meningitis,4 encephalitis with loss of vision5 and severe retinitis6 have also been reported as complications of measles.
REPORT OF A CASE
S. T., a 3 year old girl, was first seen on Dec. 18, 1943, for consultation, at the request of her physician. The child had been admitted to the hospital after a severe episode of measles with associated bilateral otitis media and pneumonia. Sulfathiazole therapy had been instituted three days previous to her admission. Ocular examination revealed moderate lacrimation and photophobia; the conjunctivas were hyperemic. The extraocular movements were well performed. A slight ciliary injection was evident in both eyes, but no keratic precipitates were noted grossly. Examination with a hand loupe and