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January 25, 1896

CLINICAL LECTURE.

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PROFESSOR OF OPHTHALMOLOGY AND OTOLOGY. MILWAUKEE, WIS.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(4):181-182. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430560033002l

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Abstract

Gentlemen:  —Our first patient to-day is one of unusual interest. This young lady, as she tells us, about three years ago had the misfortune to receive a slight injury of her right eye, which injury was followed by deep infection, producing a plastic iridocyclitis. In due course of time the fellow eye became affected with a sympathetic inflammation, which practically amounted to an extension of the infection through the optic nerve sheaths, leading to similar results, i.e., a plastic inflammation of the uveal tract with extensive adhesions. The inflammatory process in both eyes has now come to a standstill, with the result that the girl has simply a perception of light left.Covering one eye and moving this light across different parts of the visual field you will notice that she readily locates the light correctly; in other words, her light projection is good, showing that the perceptive organs are,

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