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August 1965

Highlights of Ophthalmology 1964 (vol 6).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;74(2):287-288. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970040289033

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The apparently limitless energy and enthusiasm of the editor is again reflected in this latest volume of the Highlights, a journal which is specifically dedicated to bringing useful clinical information to the practicing ophthalmologist. Several worthy papers and symposia are summarized, some of which have been presented before the American Academy of Ophthalmology. McLean reminds us that ocular mycosis may be of endogenous origin and that it may adopt the manifestations of an exudative retinochoroiditis.

In view of recent evidence showing a transient elevation in intraocular pressure following the use of α-chymotrypsin in cataract surgery, the reader will undoubtedly elect not to follow the suggestion of Bedrossian and Weimar that it is unnecessary to irrigate the anterior chamber following its use. Thygeson and Kimura note that Staphylococcus aureus is the commonest cause of chronic conjunctivitis, whereas fungus infection is an extremely rare cause. There follows a symposium by several authorities

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