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August 30, 1902

The Removal of Foreign Bodies from the Eye.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(9):501. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480350039013

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Burlington, Iowa, Aug. 25, 1902.

To the Editor:  —I would like to add a brief supplement to my remarks in the discussion of Dr. Sweet's paper at the Saratoga meeting. By reference to these remarks it will be seen that I reported a case of foreign body in the eye in which I felt that the x-ray photography was of the character criticised by Dr. Lippincott in the same discussion. My suspicion of failure in the x-ray work was borne out by the subsequent history of the case, which is as follows:On my return home the 1st of July I found that the eye was becoming soft and shrunken and had every sign of chronic cyclitis. I thereupon enucleated it. The foreign body, which was shown in the picture exhibited, as apparently high up in the globe or in the orbit (as the photographer said) was really

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