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December 7, 1901


Author Affiliations

Lecturer on Physiology and Hygiene, Illinois Wesleyan University; Oculist and Aurist, Chicago and Alton Railroad Company. BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(23):1535. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.62470490033002a

Johnny T., aged 11, while playing ball, Sept. 30, 1901, about 2:30 p. m., was struck in the left eye by a small hard rubber-ball. His playmate threw the ball at a distance of 25 or 30 feet. The blow was of sufficient force to knock the patient to the ground. Patient became sick, turned pale, and vomited three or four times; sickness lasted until 5 p. m., after which time he became drowsy. Vision of injured eye was entirely lost at time of accident. On October 1 pupil was dilated, some pain and tenderness on gentle pressure; he could see a little better than the day before. On October 2 he consulted me; vision was not so distinct as on the previous day; he could see only the shadow of a hand passed before the eye. Pupil was dilated, long axis in 60th meridian. Tension was lowered. Ophthalmoscopic examination

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