James Wardrop and equine recurrent uveitis.

PubMed ID: 15302665

Author(s): Paglia DT, Miller PE, Dubielzig RR. James Wardrop and equine recurrent uveitis. Arch Ophthalmol. 2004 Aug;122(8):1218-23. PMID 15302665

Journal: Archives Of Ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960), Volume 122, Issue 8, Aug 2004

James Wardrop should be remembered not only as one of the founders of ocular pathology but also for his contributions to the field of comparative ophthalmology. He described a “specific inflammation” that veterinarians today know as equine recurrent uveitis. As described by Wardrop in the 19th century, this condition is known today to eventually lead to blindness.