SAMUEL A. SHELBURNE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
There is an increasing interest among internists in the retinal changes appearing in medical diseases, especially in hypertension and diabetes. The recognition of the necessity on the part of physicians to master the ophthalmoscopic technic required to learn the appearance and significance of these lesions is not so widespread as it might be. A retinal examination requires a considerable discipline, so all too often we see vague descriptions of the retina in otherwise excellent physical examination records, usually ending triumphantly in a phrase such as "Grade II retinopathy," when it is obvious that the examiner had no notion of
SHELBURNE SA. THE RETINA IN HYPERTENSIVE DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:1154–1164. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-6-1154
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(6):1154-1164.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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