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January 8, 1898

SECONDARY GLAUCOMA.

Author Affiliations

Professor of Diseases of the Eye, Philadelphia Polyclinic and College for Graduates in Medicine; Attending Surgeon Wills' Eye Hospital. PHILADELPHIA, PA.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(2):83-86. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440540031002l

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Abstract

It is probable that under the title of this paper might be quite correctly classified all classes of inflammatory glaucoma whether acute or chronic. There would then remain a comparatively small, illy defined group of cases of a non-inflammatory type to be designated as simple or primary. Increasing clinical experience has surely taught that the increased tension of the eyeball, the insensitive and steamy cornea, the impairment of peripheral and central vision is a group of symptoms frequently occurring as a resultant of widely diverse pathologic processes. For example, we find this important and interesting symptom-group as a sequel to hemorrhagic retinitis, or to chronic but steadily advancing disease of the uvea in gouty subjects. We meet it again in cases of dislocated lens, or following large rents in the lens capsule caused either by discission operations or by accidental traumatisms, which cause a rapid swelling of its substance and

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