As this paper is concerned only with a few practical points in the treatment of trachoma, I shall not discuss the history, etiology, diagnosis, pathology, distribution or economics of the disease.
It is well known that many cases of acute trachoma respond readily to treatment and are cured within a short period of time. It is known, too, that many cases of simple folliculosis are called trachoma in Oklahoma, as well as elsewhere, as it is quite prevalent. But there are many cases of trachoma which have been neglected, especially among the Indians, until they have reached such an advanced stage that an ophthalmologist of even very meager experience could not mistake their true nature. I am referring to those severe cases which do not respond readily to treatment and which have been called incurable. Notwithstanding the fact that the committee appointed by this Association in 1920 to study trachoma