EYE-STRAIN IN RELATION TO THE GENERAL HEALTH

James Hinshelwood
1911 The Lancet  
SURGEON TO GLASGOW EYE INFIRMARY, AND LECTURER ON OPHTHAL-MOLOGY IN THE GLASGOW WESTERN MEDICAL SCHOOL. EVERYTHING appertaining to the well-being of the patients under his care is of importance to the general practitioner. With regard to eye symptoms, however, he is too apt to !regard these as of importance only to the specialist and therefore outside of his sphere of interest. I wish, therefore, to direct attention to the close relationship which frequently exists between eye-strain and the
more » ... e-strain and the general health, how these influence one another, and how therefore the -practitioner must be familiar with the far-reaching effects of eye-strain if he would deal successfully with these sufferers, who will generally apply to him in the first place for the 'relief of their distressing symptoms. Eye-strain frequently acts by exhausting the nervous 'system of the patient, and hence through the medium of brain and spinal cord often has a profound and far-reaching 'effect on the functions of the various organs of the body and on the general nutrition of the patient.
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