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March 2, 1889

A CASE OF ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO AMBLYOPIA; WITH REMARKS.Read before the Fort Wayne Academy of Medicine, December 6, 1888.

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PROFESSOR OF OPHTHALMOLOGY AND OTOLOGY IN THE FORT WAYNE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE.

JAMA. 1889;XII(9):292-295. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400860004001a

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Abstract

On September 29, 1887, a gentleman, D. S. by name, set. 50, consulted me for a defect in his eye-sight. He said that for six months his sight had been growing dim, which necessitated a frequent change in his spectacles; that he had tried glasses at all the shops in town where they were for sale, but could not find any with which he could see to read. He then consulted me on the advice of his physician, as the patient thought the eyelids were at fault. He had no pain about his eyes and his general health was good as usual.

On inspection the eyelids showed some slight conjunctivitis of a chronic character, but not sufficient to account for the visual defect. A functional examination showed that his vision for distance was reduced to ln either eye, with a greater defect in the left. He could not find any

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