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July 19, 1890

A CASE OF SYMPATHETIC OPHTHALMIA TWO WEEKS AFTER ENUCLEATION OF THE INJURED EYE.Read in the Section of Ophthalmology, at the Forty-first Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, Nashville, Tenn., May, 1890.

JAMA. 1890;XV(3):101. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410290021001d

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Abstract

The patient whose history I report was a boy 11 years of age. He was injured in a quarrel with another boy on the third day of last October, and was brought to my office immediately after the injury. He had been struck by a rock the size of a man's fist, and from the absence of any marks on the face must have received the full force of the blow in the eye. Examination showed a complete vertical rupture of the cornea and a slight extension of the wound into the sclerotic below. Exactly to what extent the contents of the globe had suffered it was impossible at the time to determine. The serious nature of the injury was explained to the friends, and the mere possibility of retaining the eyeball, though shrunken, was placed before them ; while the probable necessity of its removal at any future time

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