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By J. L. C. Martin-Doyle and Martin H. Kemp (Auth.)

ISBN-10: 0723604118

ISBN-13: 9780723604112

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II. INFILTRATIONS It must be realized that the distinction between infiltrations and ulcerations is somewhat artificial, because it is not always possible to say where the one begins and the other ends. In the following diseases the main sign found is a deep infiltration, but ulceration may be present as well. 1. Acne Rosacea: This disease usually affects women in the 4 5 - 6 5 years age group. Many patients develop an infiltrating keratitis with much lacrimation and mucopurulent conjunctival discharge.

DISEASES O F T H E UVEAL TRACT 47 GENERAL REMARKS ON UVEAL INFLAMMATION Before discussing diseases of the individual parts of the uveal tract it will be convenient here to consider some affections of the tract as a whole. Views on the aetiology of uveitis have changed with the passage of time, but it must be admitted that even now the aetiology in the majority of cases is a matter of speculation. g. , in spite of the fact that the bacteria were seldom if ever demonstrated. Early this century the concept of focal infection emerged and this was considered to be the causative factor.

This is due to hyperaemia of the anterior ciliary vessels supplying the ciliary body, and when this sign is present it is proof of the presence of cyclitis. There is, of course, an accompanying congestion of the conjunctival vessels as well, but when ciliary flush is well defined it cannot be mistaken for mere conjunctivitis. It appears as a dusky red corona surrounding the limbus. The more the ciliary body is involved the more fibrinous exudate is poured out. Inflammatory cells may make their appearance in the anterior chamber and form a hypopyon (without any corneal ulcer being present).

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