Sight having within forty-eight hours grown steadily worse leading to almost entire blindness, commencing to improve immediately after forcible massage—that is, pressure against the eyeball, with scarcely any other treatment, we may fairly claim that this exceptional recovery has been improved circulation from massage of the eye.
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