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From the Archives of the Archives
October 2007

A look at the past . . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125(10):1401. doi:10.1001/archopht.125.10.1401

Among the conditions favorably influenced by electricity were:

a. Trigeminal neuralgia, especially supraorbital. In symptomatic neuralgia, as that complicating a brain tumor or from rheumatism, the treatment is of no avail, but in pure neuralgia, Silex claims that there is no treatment superior to electricity. The anode is placed on the tender point, and the cathode on the neck (Sperling).

b. Fibrillary twitching of the lids which have resisted other methods disappear in a few sittings.

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