The Commoner Diseases of the Eye; How to Detect and How to Treat Them

The Commoner Diseases of the Eye; How to Detect and How to Treat Them

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...(No. 2 London smoke) should also be worn to protect the eye from the light and to ward off wind and dust if the patient is allowed to go out. Hot applications (as hot as can be borne) should be applied every hour or two in the form of moist pads, or hot chamomile tea. Dry heat in the form of a Japanese "hot box" often gives more relief to the pain and vascular congestion than moist heat. As before mentioned the pain of iritis is usually severe, and in addition to the remedies just mentioned others are often needed. A valuable adjunct is a five per cent solution of dionin. Five or six drops, instilled at intervals of a minute into the eye, produce a serous exudation and marked chemosis of the conjunctiva. This artificially produced swelling of the conjunctiva acts as a counter-irritant and gives great relief. When, towards night, the pains are severe and the pupil is slow in dilating, a blister (preferably cantharidal collodion) applied above the brow and to the temple, about noon so that full vesication is obtained about seven o'clock, frequently gives great relief. The effect of this application is to "anticipate" the usual evening exacerbation and to prevent the nocturnal pains. In some cases, especially where the vascular congestion is very great, the abstraction of blood by means of the artificial leech, or by the application to the temple of two or three of the living animals, is the most effective remedy and is necessary before the patient experiences any relief from his sufferings. Antipyrin in ten-grain doses, or twenty grains of aspirin, and even morphin, are sometimes required to subdue the pains and permit the patient to sleep. General treatment should be carried out when necessary by means of...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236860950
  • 9781236860958