The Ophthalmic Year Book Volume 1

The Ophthalmic Year Book Volume 1

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...is not stated except in one case in which vision came up from 20/60 to 20/40. Nettleship points out that renal retinitis connected with pregncmcy, is more likely to occur in later pregnancies. Thus, among 19 cases in which the point was noted, the retinitis occurred in the fifth or subsequent pregnancy in 14. In 4 cases the retinitis occurred with the first pregnancy. In two of them subsequent pregnancies were known to have occurred with no return of renal or eye symptoms. N ettleship finds that apart from pregnancy, renal retinitis occurs twice as often among men as among women, almost the same proportion as is shown by chronic kidney disease. About two-thirds of the cases are encountered between the ages of 30 and 60. But Nettleship reports an interesting group of 10 cases in patients under the age of 21. He expressly states that 3 of these patients never had scarlet fever. Six of the cases terminated in early death; but one of the patients, first seen at the age of 8, with white disks, shrunken arteries, thick white lines on the veins, pigment disturbance, and some white spots at the macula, seemed to recover; and was in good health at the age of 25. ' With regard to the "exudatiz/e" and "intlammatory" forms of retinitis, Nettleship says: "I agree with Dr. West that the more violent cases of retinitis arechiefly toxic; and the milder, more chronic ones, chiefly vascular in origin. But I think it is unnatural to draw sharp distinctions between 'exudative' or 'inflammatoryf and the 'degenerative' varieties, or to associate either form with any particular kind of chronic nephritis. If we watch cases from an early stage to the end, we shall find that both in interstitial and...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236835395
  • 9781236835390