Ophthalmic Review Volume . 12

Ophthalmic Review Volume . 12

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...an inflammation occurring in the second eye some time after the other had been injured was or was not a true sympathetic ophthalmia, came up for discussion. The subject is one of great practical importance, more especially in its obvious bearing on the claims of the injured person to accident insurance. The following is a case in point: --H. E., aged 28, boiler maker, was on February 11th, 1887, badly injured in the left eye by a piece of wire. The cornea and iris were perforated and the lens wounded. Vision was reduced to perception of light. In-spite of attempts to save the eye, such marked inflammation set in, and the other globe became so sensitive to light, that enucleation was performed on February 16th. Things went well, and the patient was discharged eight days afterwards. The right eye was now free from irritation, and had full accommodation and vision. An artificial eye was used from the end of March, but the man did not return to work till October of the same year. He worked for nine months without any complaint. In August, 1889, he came again to the author, saying that for some time he had not seen so well, and that he had especially noticed this failure of vision when he had fine work on hand. V = Y6ff, pupil active. Globe slightly sensitive to pressure, but no marked tenderness. Disc suggestive of early neuro-retinitis. The stump of the excised eye was not painful on pressure. Patient readmitted, and treated with mercurial inunctions and kept in a dark room. Vision at first slightly improved, and then became worse. The disc gradually got pale and more atrophic, while some of the vessels showed white lines along their borders. Bright yellowish spots were seen in the fundus, and there was a good deal of pigment change. Field..show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236504593
  • 9781236504593