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March 27, 1909

AN EYE BANDAGE AND ITS METHOD OF APPLICATION

Author Affiliations

CROOKSTON, MINN.

JAMA. 1909;LII(13):1033. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.25420390029002b

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Abstract

I present herewith illustrations of an eye bandage and its method of application which I have found of great service in my practice. The bandage will remain in position on children and patients who are confined to bed; it is easily removed and reapplied; it is washable, and can be used several times; it is easily made and requires a small amount of material; it is light and cool.

To make the bandage, take a piece of muslin or gauze the desired width, long enough to go around the patient's head, and fold it in such a manner as to cut a hole for the ear equidistant from the ends, as shown in Figure 1. The bandage is then put on the patient with the ear through the opening just made, the distance from ear to nose is measured, and a curved piece is cut out in order not to

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