Arsenical Wall Papers

FRANCIS H. BROWN
1879 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
Iridectomy was found very difficult, owing to the extreme narrowness of the anterior chamber. It was performed on the right eye January 19th, and a fair piece of iris was excised. Seven hours after the operation severe pain came on, but was relieved by fomentations. Four days elapsed before the anterior chamber was reestablished. On the 27th a clear view of the fundus could be obtained, and the optic disc was found to be slightly cupped. Vision had increased to^, and was daily improving.
more » ... y improving. Mydriasis was still extreme ; tension much less. I had anticipated that the operation on the right eye might lead to a fresh attack of glaucoma in the left. Up to the present date, however, (February 11th) none has occurred.
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