Eight conjunctival states were found during routine eye examinations of 121 residents at a home for the aged. Clinically 63% and microscopically 45% of the 242 conjunctivae were abnormal, the difference between the two methods is attributed to viral infections. The 23% clinically normal conjunctivae which were positive microscopically are considered to have been in the subclinical stage. Each method independently discloses an extraordinary number of inflamed and/or infected conjunctivae.
*Read before the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, New York, New York, December 18, 1972. For publication in the May, 1973 issue of the American Journal of Optometry and Archives of American Academy of Optometry.
†Optometrist, Member of Faculty, Fellow, American Academy of Optometry.
aMicrobiologist, Physicist, M. Ed., Member of Faculty, Fellow, American Academy of Optometry.
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