October 22, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(17):539-540. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400160027007

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Glaucoma—Iridectomy in Detachment of the Retina —Seltzer Water for Burns—Examination of the Urine in Diagnosis of Alcoholism—Chloral in Puerperal Eclampsia.

In a critical review of Schnabel's work on "Glaucoma," Dr. Fano, in the Journal d'Oculistique, remarks that the greater number of ophthalmologists continue to admit that every affection of the eye, in which the tension of the organ is augmented, is a glaucomatous affection. They persist in taking the effect for the cause, and they thus comprise under the generic name of glaucoma diseases essentially different one from the other. They confound certain cases of irido-choroiditis with plastic suffusion in the vitreous body (true glaucoma), and certain forms of atrophy of the optic nerves accompanied by hypersecretion, or rather by a slackening of the work of the absorption of the intra-ocular liquids (false glaucoma). They arrive at compromising and discrediting an operation, that of iridectomy, so

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