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May 1945


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From Bainbridge Naval Hospital, Bainbridge, Md.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1945;33(5):406. doi:10.1001/archopht.1945.00890170082011

Although there have been numerous reports of the efficacy of penicillin in treatment of external ocular conditions, none has indicated that inflammations of the posterior uveal tract are helped. Therefore it is well to report a case of choroiditis in which the result was particularly gratifying.

REPORT OF A CASE  In October 1943 a white man aged 30 was admitted to an overseas base hospital because of arthritis of the spine. While in the ward, he suddenly complained of blurring of vision in the right eye. After consultation with an ophthalmologist a diagnosis of acute choroiditis was made. Foreign protein in the form of triple typhoid vaccine was given, but there was no improvement. Because of the apparent chronicity of the inflammation, he was transferred to the Bainbridge Naval Hospital for further treatment. On his admission to this hospital the eyes were normal externally. Ophthalmoscopic examination of the right eye

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