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SIMPLE NERVOUS SYSTEM PATHOLOGY IN GLAUCOMA
The pathology of glaucoma has been extensively studied at the level of the retina and optic nerve head. Gupta and co-workers describe a case of a 79 year old man with glaucoma who underwent necropsy. The findings included degeneration of the intracranial optic nerves, lateral geniculate nucleus, and visual cortex. Rehabilitation of glaucoma patients may require strategies beyond protection of the optic nerve. See p 674
MICROBIAL CORNEAL ULCERS AND THE RISK OF PERFORATION
Microbial keratitis is an important preventable cause of monocular blindness. Titiyal and co-workers report the result of a study of corneal ulcers in northern India. Unlike previous reports they did not find a significant association of topical steroids with the risk of perforation. Traditional eye medications have been …
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