Excerpt from The Medical Annals, 1883, Vol. 4: A Journal of the Medical Society of the County of Albany
This interesting case of chronic glaucoma in one eye and an attack of acute glaucoma in the other, following an iridectomy which had been performed for the cure of the first affected eye, presents so many important points that should be recognized and realized by the general practitioner, as well as the specialist, that it seems desirable to report the case.
It illustrates typically both acute and chronic glaucoma, and. Impresses on all the necessity for an early and accurate diagnosis and proper treatment, if useful vision would be saved for the patient. The case also shows how brilliant a result - the perfect restoration of vision, as in this case - will follow a properly performed Operation in acute glaucoma, even when the vision has been reduced to perception of light, and in chronic cases where the vision has gradually failed until we have only percep tion of objects we may confidently expect an improvement, though seldom, if ever, full restoration.
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