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October 19, 1895

ON THE OPERATIVE TREATMENT OF THE SEVERER FORMS OF ENTROPIUM AND TRICHIASIS.

JAMA. 1895;XXV(16):659-661. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430420015002f
Abstract

Nothing original is claimed for what I have to say. I merely beg to submit to your judgment my preference for a method of treatment, as it has developed by personal experience during years of labor in one of the most common fields of ophthalmology. With your permission, I will introduce and exemplify my remarks by the report of a case, the only one I shall report.

Dec. 6, 1890, Mrs. F. W. C., of Boston, came to me with chronic trachoma. Both eyelids turned in, lashes irregularly scattered over the rounded free margin, many on the inner edge. Pannus over the whole cornea. V., 20-200. The inner surface of the lids showing an irregular network of cicatrices with projecting islets of swollen mucous membrane between the fiber tracts (xerosis glabra). Palpebral fissure narrowed. Constant lacrymation, some mucous discharge, incessant irritation. Daily touchings with the sulphate of copper crystal did

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