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TRACHOMA OR GRANULAR LIDS.

JAMES A. LYDSTON, M.D., Ph.G.
JAMA. 1894;XXIII(13):504-506. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421180022001i.
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Trachoma or granular lids (not granulated lids), ophthalmia militaris, ophthalmia Egyptiaca, trachoma verum, trachoma Ariti (Arlt), trachoma folliculare (Horner), trachoma mixtum (Stellwag), as it is variously styled has received much attention at the hands of ophthalmologists, and the literature upon the subject is so copious that it is almost an act of supererogation to attempt to present anything new and interesting upon the topic; but the dreadful ravages of the affection, and the fact that we are still far from a unity of views in regard to the disease, renders an attempt in this direction at least excusable. Not long since an article appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association from the pen of an eminent professor of ophthalmology in which the expression "granulated lids" was used, and while appreciating that by reason of the peculiar anatomic arrangement of the lids, granular and hypertrophie masses are distributed over

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