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This book is designed by the author as a handbook for the use of students of ophthalmology. It is condensed in style and broad in scope, covering all departments of the subject. Its chief use to the practitioner will be as a book of ready reference when memory fails him in some matter of diagnosis or treatment. The chapter on the eyelids treats of the various plastic operations for the relief of the distortions of these organs. In chapter xiv the motions of the pupil in health and disease are considered. Myosis may be caused by a diseased process irritating the pupil-contracting centre or fibres, or by one causing paralysis of the pupil-dilating centre or fibres, or by a combination of both. The reverse of this irritation or paralysis, or both, would give rise to mydriasis.
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C. E. W.. A Handbook of the Diseases of the Eye and their Treatment. JAMA. 1885;IV(6):166–167. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390810026014
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