Sympathetic ophthalmia not fully understood 100 years later

Medow, Norman B.
June 2003
Ophthalmology Times;6/15/2003, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p48
Trade Publication
Recalls the significant periods in the history of ophthalmology. Discovery of the Risley prism for strabismus; Diagnosis of sympathetic ophthalmia by William Mackenzie; Postulation in the inflammation of the second eye.


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