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It is a well known fact that iridectomy is the sovereign remedy for glaucoma, and a few cases have been reported (I have had such cases myself), in which there has been a return of the symptoms necessitating a second iridectomy. But never have I seen or heard of cases like those I purpose detailing in this report.
On July 21, 1888, I operated on the left eye of Mrs. E. G., an English lady æt. 66, for the extraction of senile cataract. She was in good health, but of gouty diathesis—some gouty spasmodic cough at times. The lens was completely clouded. Position and projection perfect. She had never had any severe or acute attacks of gout, although at times she said she was rheumatic. The urine had shown some albumen the year previous, but under the efficient care of her physician, Dr. A. K. Minich, this had passed entirely
KEYSER PD. GLAUCOMA FULMINANS, AFTER EXTRACTION OF CATARACT WITH IRIDECTOMY.Read in the Section of Ophthalmology, at the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June, 1889.. JAMA. 1890;XIV(11):378–380. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410110018002c
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