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November 22, 1890

A NEW ANTERIOR CHAMBER SYRINGE.Read in the Section of Ophthalmology at the Forty-first Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, Nashville, Tenn., May, 1890.

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JAMA. 1890;XV(21):742-744. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410470006001a

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At the last meeting of the American Ophthalmological Society, in a paper on "Irrigation of the Anterior Chamber," I described a syringe which I had employed in fifteen cases of cataract extraction and in two cases of hypopyon. Since that meeting I have continued this method of cleansing the anterior chamber in the two classes of cases referred to, with what I am inclined to think very favorable results.

A large majority of the cases of hypopyon which we see in Pittsburgh, judging at least from my own experience, arise in connection with corneal wounds produced by pieces of coal. Whether owing to some malignant quality in this substance, or to malnutrition incident to the occupation of the miner, hypopyon thus originating is a very serious affection, and its tendency is to destroy the function and even the appearance of the eye. Notwithstanding the most conscientious applica tion of the

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