A Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye and Its Appendages; In Two Volumes Volume 2

A Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye and Its Appendages; In Two Volumes Volume 2

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...or extended beyond the surface of the eye. I have noticed both these occurrences in cases where there could be no doubt respecting the malignant and fungoid character of the disease. It appears to me that it is of importance to notice two circumstances which early arrested the attention of the child's friends: --first, the appearance of lost vision of the affected eye, as indicated by a slight drooping of the lid, strabismus, and inattention to objects with that eye; and secondly, the vivid and peculiarly shining substance deep within the eye-ball. Effusion between the choroid and sclerotica, or between the choroid and retina.--Various coloured secretions are sometimes situated between the retina and the slerotica, and by pushing the former membrane within the globe, may communicate an appearance a good deal resembling fungus htematodes. When seen through the pupil, it may be difficult to determine its characters, for, of course, its form, its magnitude, its colour, and the appearance of vascularity will so vary in different instances, that, as far as these circumstances go, there will be scarcely a single character of the malignant disease wanting. I have seen an example in which a yellow-coloured secretion existed between the choroid and retina, the retina itself being thickened, opaque, and excessively vascular, so that on looking through the pupil, the coloured secretion, covered by this vascular membrane, was so peculiarly modified, that, as far as the eye alone was concerned, 1 do not think any surgeon could have positively pointed out the real nature of the disease, or would have been willing to have affirmed that such appearance was not occasioned by fungus haematodes. This state of things was produced by a blow upon the eye, which...show more

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  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 467g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236860578
  • 9781236860576