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February 26, 1887

THE HEADACHE OF YOUTH AND ITS RELATION TO OCULAR DEFECTS.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(9):235-236. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391340011001b

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Abstract

The subject of my paper is rather the relation of certain common forms of defective vision to headache in youth. The subject in general would take us over the whole field of ophthalmology, and is too vast to treat even superficially in the space allotted to my paper.

The headaches arising from defective vision are so numerous, and show such definite characteristics in connection, not only with the different forms of ametropia, but with its different degrees, that the ophthalmologist might easily furnish a terminology of his own. Instead of the usual classification into sympathetic, neuralgic, anæmic, hyperæmic, etc., another division, based solely upon the condition of the eye, might be made. This might be done, too, without regard to any faulty condition of the general system through which these errors of refraction, in many cases, first manifest themselves. And this is true especially in youth. There are headaches with

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