The Morax-Axenfeld. bacillus, its bacteriology
and clinical relationship to the conjunctivitis
known as diplobaeillary conjunctivitis, has been
known to ophthalmic surgeons since 1896, when it
was first described by Morax.
Since that time the bacteriological characters
and the clinical phenomena of this organism in relation to the conjunctiva have been freely discussed by various authors in this country and on the
The particular clinical relationship of the
organism to which I desire to direct attention in
this paper i s , its rSle in connection with chronic
It is my object to briefly run over its bacteriology and the clinical features it gives rise to
in the conjunctiva, and secondly to describe some
cases of chronic blepharitis, in which this organism
appeared to be the exciting agent.