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December 31, 1904

TWO ADDITIONAL CASES OF SYMPATHECTOMY FOR GLAUCOMA.

Author Affiliations

Ophthalmic Surgeon New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. NEW YORK CITY.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(27):2025-2026. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500270002f
Abstract

I wish to put on record the following two additional cases of sympathectomy for glaucoma, as it seems very desirable that all cases of this character should be reported so that we may arrive at a proper estimate as to the efficacy of the operation.

Case 1.  —Frank K., aged 65, Bohemian, was first seen June 20, 1903. There was nothing in his previous history, so far as his general health was concerned, which had any special bearing on the present ocular trouble.

History.  —He says that four years ago he "caught cold" in the left eye, with severe pain all over that side of his head. Vision failed and in eighteen weeks he was totally blind. In a year or two the left eye began to shrink.

Status Praesens.  —Phthisis bulbi. It is not unlikely that the trouble four years ago in the left eye was glaucoma degenerating into

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