Congress of Ophthalmology
At the fourteenth International Congress of Ophthalmology, held in Madrid, the Italian delegation was headed by Professor Ovio, director of the Clinica oculistica of the University of Rome. Professor Ovio presented an official paper on "Nonoperative Treatment of Detachment of the Retina." Professors Bietti, Caramazza, Speciale and other Italian ophthalmologists presented communications on the same subject or participated in the general discussion.Professor Di Marzio of the University of Bologna read a paper on the differences between the results, of the Gonin operation and the results of diathermocoagulation. Professor Strampelli described results that he secured with subretinal injections of blood plasma in detachment of the retina.Professor Ruata reported his research on the etiology of trachoma and on the use of a vaccine, which he has used with success for more than one year.
A New Society
The faculty of medicine of the University of Catania established