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September 8, 1883

A CASE ILLUSTRATING THE SEGMENTAL FEATURE OF GLAUCOMA.

Author Affiliations

ASSISTANT SURGEON U. S. ARMY, RETIRED.

JAMA. 1883;I(9):257-260. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.023900900010001
Abstract

[Presented to the Section on Ophthalmology, Otology and Laryngology.] On the 30th of November, 1878, I was called to see Miss M. M., aged 41 years. She had been suffering with extreme pain in her eyes for four weeks. The disease began in the left, and one week later in the right eye. The vision failed during a night in each eye, and from the periphery of the visual field, until at its center, in the right eye, she could only discern the light of a candle, and in the left distinguish the outlines of a candle light. The pain was of the most acute character, aggravated at night, deep-seated in the orbit, and radiated over the brow and in the nasal region. The general system was much depressed—enfeebled—from the suffering endured. The history showed excessive use of eyes on fine work, and exposure to cold while riding in a

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