Diseases of the Eye in Infancy and Childhood

Diseases of the Eye in Infancy and Childhood

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...and irregular extension of the corneal limbus, chalk-white discoloration of superficial corneal opacities, circumscribed roundish opacities and plethoric vessels in the lower and posterior corneal layers, anterior synechiae in the sinus of the chamber, roundish defects in the anterior strata of the iris, and persistent chemosis without any other cause. The local prognosis depends upon whether the tuberculous infection (which in acute tuberculosis of the iris often originates from tuberculosis of the bronchial glands or the lungs) is limited to the iris and ciliary body or the chorioid, or whether other parts of the eye are affected. In the latter case, termination in blindness with or without phthisis bulbi often occurs in spite of the most painstaking efforts. Treatment always occupies a long time, usually six months. The general constitution must be strengthened and creosote preparations administered (guaiacol, carbon., histosan, etc.). The treatment should be supervised in a hospital by a specialist, particularly when anti-tuber.culous serum Marmorek, original old tuberculin T. R., bacillus emulsion of tuberculin Beraneck, are used. According to Sahli, the latter preparation is particularly commended, owing to the fact that it can be used in very small doses, and admits of very large variations in the quantity to be administered. Igersheimer found it very efficacious in such low doses as A/256 and A/512. According to my experience, the dosage for children should always commence with 1/10 c.c. A/512, because a higher initial dose produces an increase of temperature, which is by no means to be ignored. To prevent increased opacity of the vitreous and consequent increase of pressure, caused by the injection or its reaction in...show more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236964837
  • 9781236964830