A Manual of the Diseases of the Human Eye; Intended for Surgeons Commencing Practice, from the Best National and Foreign Works, and in Particular Those of Professor Beer Volume 1

A Manual of the Diseases of the Human Eye; Intended for Surgeons Commencing Practice, from the Best National and Foreign Works, and in Particular Those of Professor Beer Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...perfectum et imperfectum. There is also an adhesion of the eyelid with the greatest part of the conjunctiva bulbi, Symblepharon perfectum, and an adhesion occurring only at particular points of it, Symblepharon imperfectum. Both kinds of symblepharon occur most frequently in the upper eyelid only. A more important distinction exists, when the ankyloblepharon and symblepharon are produced directly, or through the medium of a particular membrane; in the first case, between the edges of both eyelids, in the latter, between the eyelid and the eyeball, because this kind of intermediate adhesion must have much influence on the prognosis. The least important distinction which has been made, is that between ankyloblepharon spurium et verum, the latter of which means an actual adhesion, the former only a glueing together of the eyelids. The Causes which most frequently induce both diseases are especially of a traumatic kind; for example, burns from fire, quick lime, or concentrated mineral acids. Also, psorophthalmias attended with excoriation, sometimes leave behind them these adhesions. In rare cases the disease is congenital. The Prognosis depends entirely on the particular form of the disease, the greater the clearness in the perception of light, and the more partial the adhesions, the greater are the hopes of a cure, and, on the other hand, the more the perception of light is obscured, and the stronger the adhesions are, particularly those which take place directly with the eyeball, the less are the hopes to be entertained from an operation, which is the sole method of cure. Operation far Anchyloblepharon.--That the adhesion of the edges of the eyelids is not combined with symblepharon, is discovered by laying hold of the upper eyelid with the...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236525302
  • 9781236525307