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June 30, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(26):1668. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610260012001g

Although the study of the iris, in its normal and pathologic conditions is a well-developed field, I have lately had some experiences by which a few new phases in the action of that tissue have been brought out, and the lessons learned therefrom have been so valuable that they deserve special notice, particularly as there seems to be a lack of direct mention of them in text-books which may be considered exhaustive. The outline of a case may well illustrate the point I wish to emphasize.

One day last winter I was called to see an old lady of 86, who had caught cold in the eyes the day before. Examination revealed catarrhal conjunctivitis and the patient said that the lids were stuck together in the morning. The left eye seemed to be slightly more involved than the right. There was some annoying pain, but vision was not noticeably affected,

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