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February 5, 1887

RECURRENT HÆMORRHAGE INTO THE ANTERIOR CHAMBER.Read before the Chicago Society of Ophthalmology and Otology, December 14, 1886.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(6):149-150. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391310009001d

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Abstract

Cases of concussion of the eyeball with subsequent hæmorrhage into the anterior chamber are not uncommon. Such occurrences are frequently noted in our journals, and are alluded to in text-books as uninteresting matters of fact. The case I wish to bring to the Society's notice differs so much from the ordinary ones that its presentation need not be prefaced with an excuse.

On May 19, 1886, Mr. and Mrs. W. hurriedly entered my office with their little daughter Ettie, aged 4. They informed me that the child, whilst playing "Indians" with her comrades, was struck in the left eye by a projectile propelled from a toy gun in the hands of a boy. The projectile was a piece of a twig of a tree, its end was apparently smooth, to judge by the appearance of the contused lid. The stick could not be found. The propelling force was a broad

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