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September 19, 1891

EXCISION OF DISEASED EYEBALL, FOLLOWED BY RELIEF OF REFLEX CEREBRAL SYMPTOMS.Read in the Section on Ophthalmology, at the Forty-second Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Washington, D. C., May, 1891.

Author Affiliations

OF FORT SMITH, ARK. CONSULTING SURGEON TO THE EYE AND EAR DEPARTMENT, ST. JOHN'S HOSPITAL.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(12):444-445. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410900020001c
Abstract

The following case seems rather unique, hence is reported:

Mr. R., æt. 40, single, and a farmer, was sent to me May 19, 1890, by Dr. Thomas, of Booneville, Ark. When 6 years old, some lye thrown into his right eye had destroyed its sight. The eye then gave no special trouble until twenty years afterwards, when it became inflamed and ruptured, discharging the lens and part of the vitreous. During the past twelve years it has been subject to occasional attacks of pain, mild at first, but becoming more severe and of greater frequency. For a year or more the patient has suffered from almost constant frontal headache. During the past eight months, insomnia and symptoms of mental aberration were added. The mental trouble assumed the form of melancholy. The patient became suspicious of his friends, fearing bodily and other injury at their hands, and attempted on several occasions

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