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July 31, 1897

PENETRATING WOUNDS OF THE EYEBALL.

Author Affiliations

SURGEON TO THE CHICAGO AND NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY. MARINETTE, WIS.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(5):230-231. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440310028001j
Abstract

The title assigned to this paper is so comprehensive in its scope, that I do not presume to touch upon all the phases which it might present, but will endeavor to emphasize such points as present themselves to my mind with especial force after a careful review of the available literature on the subject. It may be that I shall speak of some things common place and trite to many, but I do it without apology for the reason that the eye is so commonly misunderstood and consigned to the recuperative powers of nature. In injuries of the eyeball as in injuries of other parts of the body, much depends upon the first dressing the wound receives. The principles of aseptic and antiseptic surgery should be carefully followed in all their minor details. Wounds of the eyeball are so varied in their nature, that we shall consider them under separate

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