R. T. PATON, M.D.
Beginning about four years after the discovery of the ophthalmoscope we find descriptions of choroidal tubercles in the medical literature. Among the investigators who are associated with these early observations are Jaeger, Von Graefe, Leber, Manz, Bouchert, Gerlach, Fraenkel, and Horner. These descriptions included the two types commonly known as (1) the granuloma or solitary tubercle, (2) choroidal miliary tubercles. The former is usually associated with chronic tuberculosis, and the latter with acute miliary tuberculosis. These observations have been substantiated by later investigators.
Studies of pathological material have shown that the usual number of tubercles in one eye is three
PATON RT. The Clinical Significance of Choroidal Tubercles1. Ann Intern Med. ;5:997–999. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-8-997
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(8):997-999.
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