|dc.contributor.author||Taylor, Dorothy M.||en
|dc.description.abstract||Interstitial keratitis was for a long
time regarded as a definite disease affecting the
eye, and it was not until 1863 that Jonathan
Hutchinson, in his "Clinical Memoirs ", established
it as being directly due to Inherited Syphilis.
In this work Hutchinson mentions that Dr Mackenzie had
already devoted a section of his treatise to a
description of what he termed, "Scrofulous Corneitis ",
and stated, "that it is specifically different from
every other ophthalmia".
We are indebted to Jonathan Hutchinson
for the first classical description of the condition,
and also for his pioneer work in establishing it as
a definite manifestation of Inherited Syphilis.
Briefly, Interstitial Keratitis may be
described as a cellular infiltration of the middle and
posterior layers of the cornea, which is thereby given
a ground -glass appearance. The disease is commonest
in childhood, notably occurring between the ages
of five and eighteen years in patients who are the
subjects of Congenital Syphilis. It is somewhat
chronic in its course, and is characterised by the
absence of any tendency to ulceration.
In this survey of interstitial
keratitis I have tried to epitomize modern methods
of diagnosis and treatment of the condition and to
analyse the results so obtained.
Compared with the unfavourable
prognosis formerly accorded to the disease, the
results in this series fully justify the greater
consideration and expenditure which such methods
|dc.publisher||The University of Edinburgh||en
|dc.relation.ispartof||Annexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2019 Block 22||en
|dc.title||Survey of recent methods of diagnosis and treatment of interstitial keratitis, and an analysis of the results of treatment in a series of 105 cases||en
|dc.type||Thesis or Dissertation||en
|dc.type.qualificationname||MD Doctor of Medicine||en