Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom Volume 5

Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom Volume 5

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... rare cases in which death occurs from meningitis after excision of an acutely inflamed eyeball, for in these again there is, I believe, seldom any evidence of pus passing along the Vol. iii, p. 86. nerves from the orbit to the brain. Both may perhaps be called local pyaemia, or spreading phlebitis; the eye or the inflamed orbital structures being the source of infection in the cases just referred to, as the ear was in the present instance. If, however, pseudo-glioma in children is often a result of pyaemic inflammation of the eye, or of suppurative phlebitis of ocular veins, we must assume that recovery from pyaemia is comparatively common in very early life; adults with pyaemic inflammation of the eye very seldom live long enough for the eye to pass into the corresponding state. Ethel E--, aet. 2, was brought to the Eye Department at St. Thomas's Hospital, on the 5th of last March (1884), with some haze of the 1. cornea, purulent infiltration of its lower part and semitransparent white lymph blocking the pupil and lying in flocculi in the anterior chamber. There was slight chemosis and t. was thought to be increased; the eye was not tender. The temperature was 101-5 and the child, being ill, was taken in. The previous history was negative. The present illness was attributed, but without reason, to a slight blow on the face or head from a fall whilst running about on February 27th; on March 2nd the child shivered, vomited, was thirsty, and had some diarrhoea; she was delirious for the next day or two, but there was no cough or rash; the eye was first noticed to change on the 3rd, and she was brought to the hospital (as stated above) on the 5th. On the day after admission (March 6) she lay usually on her r. side and cried when more

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