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May 19, 1894

PROLAPSE OF THE IRIS. (HERNIA IRIDIS.)— A CASE OF SUCCESSFUL REDUCTION.Read before the Tri-State Medical Society of Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.

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JAMA. 1894;XXII(20):743. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420990017002d

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The case before you, David Lucas, of Chattanooga, came to my office September 20 with a history of having beem struck in the right eye half an hour previously with a piece of steel. Inspection showed a pear-shaped pupil with the point downward and inward, with the iris prolapsing through a linear wound at the margin of the clear cornea. A solution of sulphate of eserin was instilled into the eye and the patient sent home. Two hours later the prolapse was pushed inside the eye with blunt point of a small squint hook. The iris was freed from the wound except a small part which was adherent to its inner side and it was thought that further use of eserin would reduce this more safely than further manipulation. The pupil was almost circular but was still drawn to a point. Eserin was used for several days, the eye was

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