Ophthalmic Review Volume 5

Ophthalmic Review Volume 5

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...detachment being of traumatic origin; and, as complete congenital detachment of the retina was probably unknown, he was inclined to think that detachment was due to injury inflicted by the forceps. Embolism of Central Artery of Retina in Puerperal Septicemia.--Mr. Simeon Snell.--The patient was a young woman, aged 26. After the birth of her first child, on November 19th, 18S5, she was much neglected as to cleanliness by the midwife. Four days later rigors commenced, and symptoms of septicaemia developed. The pulse was 120, and the temperature 103 Fahr. The medical man called in thought the condition very grave at first. During the night of November 27th, sight was suddenly lost in the left eye. She gradually recovered from the septicaemic state, but vision remained lost; and, when first seen by Mr. Snell in January, 1886 (two months after the attack), the appearances in the fundus were those of embolism of the arteria centralis retinas in a late stage. There was no cardiac disease. Mr. Snell pointed out that the interest of the case lay in its association with puerperal septicaemia. The source of the embolus was doubtful, but in the puerperal state, and in the feeble condition of the patient, simple thrombosis of the heart or pulmonary vessels could easily have occurred. Mr. Nettleship observed that there seemed to have been an unusual amount of haemorrhage. The President suggested that this might be accounted for by supposing that the embolus was probably infective. Dr. Stephen Mackenzie had never seen a case of embolism of the retina in association with the puerperal state, though embolism in other situations was far from uncommon. Dr. Anderson said that he had collected statistics which showed that embolism of the left middle cerebral artery...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236507088
  • 9781236507082