Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom Volume 1

Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom 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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... the diagnosis cannot be made by a careful examination. The white spots about the macula are the results of damage produced during the acute stage of the neuritis, when it involves the adjacent retina, and, as an almost invariable rule, when they are seen as scattered spots resembling those of Bright's disease, the inflammation of the papilla is distinctly subsiding and the swelling has become pale, although its characters (constriction of vessels, &c.) indicate that the previous inflammation was great in degree. On the other hand, in most cases of Bright's disease in which the scattered white spots appear, the papilla is but little affected by inflammation, and that usually shows no signs of subsidence. Considerable difficulty only exists in the cases just spoken of, in which the nephritic retinal changes are accompanied by a preponderant neuritis, which runs its course and then subsides. During the stage of subsidence the appearance of the fundus may be exactly similar to that in some cases of cerebral disease or of primary papillitis. One of the questions asked by Dr. Jackson was, whether there are any distinguishing features of the neuritis which occurs in meningitis from that in cerebral tumour? Apart from the distinguishing characters afforded by the degree of the neuritis, I have only noted one difference, viz. that during the early stage of inflammation, when it is coming on and the swelling is distinct, the papilla is paler in meningitis than in tumour. Dr. Jackson did not enumerate chorea as a cause of neuritis, although I have elsewhere quoted his authority for the occasional occurrence of optic neuritis in that disease. I believe that he now looks on his earlier observation with some doubt. I allude to the subject because...
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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236918053
  • 9781236918055