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December 22, 1888


JAMA. 1888;XI(25):894-896. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400760030008

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(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)  Headaches and other Nervous Symptoms due to Functional Eye-troubles. The Death of Dr. Sands.At the last meeting of the County Medical Association Dr. Oppenheimer, the well-known specialist, read a paper of much interest and practical value to general practitioners, his subject being, "Headaches and other Nervous Symptoms caused by Functional Anomalies of the Eye." The effect upon health of errors of refraction, such as myopia and hyperopia, he said, had been so extensively discussed that the necessity for their correction was now generally recognized; and his object, therefore, was to direct attention to the functional errors only. Eye-strain, although frequently overlooked by the busy family physician, was a not uncommon cause of headache, and by its early recognition many a patient might be spared the fruitless use of a long list of remedies in the attempt to secure relief. A number of the best neurologists

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