Of the six cases of sympathetic ophthalmia which I have had the opportunity to observe in progress, only three have had features unusual enough to warrant my giving their histories.
—F. W., aged 27, came to me Feb. 6, 1896, stating that while at work in a machine-shop, that morning, he was struck in the left eye by a piece of steel. I found the right eye normal, with vision 20/20 +; the left eye had a very small perforating wound of the cornea and lens, with the latter so opaque as to entirely obscure the fundus. Vision was equal to fingers at two feet. As there was nothing to indicate the location of the piece of steel, and the giant magnet produced no effect, it was decided to wait until the lens became entirely opaque and then extract, with the hope of being able to see the fundus.
GIFFORD H. CLINICAL AND PATHOLOGIC NOTES ON SYMPATHETIC OPHTHALMIA. JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(6):341–346. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610060025001k
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