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July 7, 1900


Author Affiliations

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Buffalo. BUFFALO, N. Y.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(1):17-19. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620270017001e

It is now, and for several years has been, quite generally recognized that many headaches have their origin in some form of eye-strain; and persistent or frequently recurring headache without other obvious cause very soon suggests to the layman, as well as to the physician, the probability of the existence of some fault in the visual apparatus.

The truth of the relation of eye-strain and headache was not accepted at once by members of the medical profession and for a long period was slow in establishing itself in their minds. To-day, however, there are few who do not recognize this truth.

Almost if not quite as common as headache are other symptoms which are more rarely looked upon as having any relation to vision, but which should properly be classed with headaches as evidence of some imperfection in the eye.

One of the most frequent of these is pain in

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