Glaucoma

A Symposium Presented at a Meeting of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society, November 17, 1913

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,127 / 78 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.3
LoC Category: RA
Downloads: 1,119
Added to site: 2007.11.20
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Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Health
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rainbow around the light, and a dilated pupil, and sometimes an aching eye. Another woman watching beside her dying husband and exposed to extreme cold, had her first attack of glaucoma, so severe as to destroy the sight of one eye. The other eye, also affected at the time, recovered good vision, and has remained several years without a second attack and without treatment.

Laqueur's first attack occurred at the end of a long exhausting morning in the operating room, with luncheon delayed two hours. The connection of his later attacks with anger, worry, embarrassment, even the excitement of watching a play at the theatre, was noted again and again. In Javal's case, the attack fatal to one eye came at the culmination of an exciting electoral campaign. The other eye was stricken at the termination of the Dreyfus case, in which Javal was intensely interested. There seems to be a special liability to glaucoma among those residing at high altitudes, best explained by nerve influence. The frequency of glaucom

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