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100 Years Ago in the Archives
December 1998

A look at the past . . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 1998;116(12):1658. doi:10.1001/archopht.116.12.1658

The writer discussed the alleged prejudicial action of the accommodation in primary glaucoma, and Snellen's theory concerning the same, which did not seem to be in unison with facts discovered by Hess regarding the act of accommodation. In the author's opinion we ought on the contrary to expect a favorable action of accommodation upon the glaucomatous process. He emphasized the contradiction between avoiding every act of accommodation as an important agent in the prophylaxis of glaucoma, and yet regarding the production of forcible and prolonged spasm of the ciliary muscle by instillations of eserine as the most active remedy for incipient glaucoma.

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