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September 3, 1892

EYE INJURIES CONSIDERED IN RELATION TO SYMPATHETIC AFFECTIONS.Read before the Section of Ophthalmology, at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich, June, 1892.

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JAMA. 1892;XIX(10):283-285. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420100015001d

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It is a difficult matter in many cases of recent injury to an eye to foretell the effect it will have on the fellow eye if it be not removed. There are numerous injuries that do not at first appear very serious, and there are good reasons for believing that not only may a good looking globe be preserved, but practical vision as well, which may finally prove very dangerous; while others that seem to doom the eye to sure destruction, as well as endanger the other eye, sometimes take a different course to our surprise.

We have had practical demonstrations of this in cases where our advice to remove the injured eye has met with refusal, and years afterward the person has been found still carrying it without the slightest trouble, much to his boasting and not much to our credit in his conception. Nevertheless, we know the slumbering

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