The Ophthalmic Year Book Volume 7

The Ophthalmic Year Book Volume 7

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... generations, respectively. His fourth pedigree was of senile cataract in 2 generations, his fifth presenile cataract in 2 generations, his sixth presenile and lamellar cataract in 2 generations, and his seventh family senile cataract running through 3 generations, and by anticipation becoming presenile. Nettleship's previous work (Y. B., 1909, p. 217) on this subject is drawn upon for illustrations for his Bowman Lecture on Hereditary Diseases of the Eye. PATHOGENESIS OF CATARACT.--F11Cl1S found that at Uganda in tropical Africa cataract in negroes was very rare. Stieren says that the probability of syphilis causing cataract is ignored by most writers, although it is generally admitted that recurring uveitis (usually syphilitic) may give rise to cataract. He has observed several cases of this kind, improved by anti-syphilitic treatment. Purtscher has seen bilateral cataract in a woman of 26, two years after removal of a portion of the thyroid gland. Other senile changes were marked. Three days after operation she suffered from tetany, and vision failed rapidly. Tetany recurred, became more severe, and the patient died within 3 weeks after a discission of one lens. Harman reports a case of senile cataract with infantilism. Upon the basis of his study of the biology of the lens by experiments in immunization, Salus criticizes R6mer's theory (Y. B.. 1908, p. 198) of the origin of cataract through cytotorcins, and his suggested therapy by lens feeding (Y. B., 1909, p. 217). He finds that not only the therapy, but the suppositions upon which it is based, are not sufficiently well-founded. Bornstein, experimenting with lens feeding and inactive sera, from young and old persons free from cataract, and patients with more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236935120