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September 1945


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Watertown, N. Y.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1945;34(3):233. doi:10.1001/archopht.1945.00890190233010

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The following case of interstitial keratitis is of interest because the progress of the disease was apparently checked by the use of subconjunctival injections of penicillin. No report has been found in the literature of the treatment of interstitial keratitis with subconjunctival injections of penicillin. General antisyphilitic therapy did not seem indicated because the patient had received adequate general treatment for syphilis prior to the beginning of the keratitis. The corneal infiltration and vascularization progressed rapidly until subconjunctival injections of penicillin were used.

REPORT OF A CASE  Mr. A. F., aged 27, was first seen on Nov. 22, 1944, at which time he stated that his left eye had felt irritated for the past several days. Later, he admitted that he had had a positive Wassermann reaction in 1935 and that his mother's Wassermann reaction was also positive. At that time he had received antisyphilitic treatment, and in 1941 he

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