The accidents to which the eye is exposed are manifold. Notwithstanding its bony environment and its soft and resilient orbital cushion, the prominent and commanding position in the head affords a conspicuous target for flying missiles, and the insufficient protection afforded by the lids and lashes and the practically uninterrupted functional application of the eye during working hours materially contribute to its dangers. The fortunate provision of nature, the endowment of man with two eyes, saves us from blindness should disaster overtake one-half of the visual anatomy, but this very duality multiplies the danger, and, more than that, uncared traumatic inflammation of the one threatens the safety of the other eye.
Apparently insignificant injuries are sometimes followed by the most disastrous results. This ocular inconsistency between cause and effect is to be traced in every instance to either delayed or unwise treatment or litica, the scarred mouth, the Hutchinson teeth,
HANSELL HF. INJURIES OF THE EYE PRODUCTIVE OF DISEASES OF THE UVEAL TRACT.. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(13):762–764. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480390028002c
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