A Case of Sympathetic Ophthalmitis Setting in Seventeen Days after Excision of the Other Eye

E. D. Bower
1883 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
1y2 age A quarter of a gran of morphiS was given subcutaneously 4ireotl the patient recovered from the chloroform. Ioed water only was ordored,-and. five minims of tincture of opium every hour; the tempera,ture of the room to be kept at 650.-12 P.M. She was very eay .an quiet; had had no sickness since the operati9n and h slept occasionally. January 7th, 9 A.m.L She had had a quiet night, sleeping most of the4$re; passed urine at 4 A&.M. She had no sickness, and was in no pain, except when
more » ... s came up. The tongue was. clean'; the ab-4omen was still greatly disfended, but not tender. Some offensive wind had passed upwards during the nigbt. The opium had been continued every hour. Temperature, 99.30; pulse, 100.-B P.M. All w perfectly quiet. One ounce of beef-tea was given. 10 P.m. A considerable quantity of flatus was passed by the rectum this evening. The abdomen not so tense; there was no tenderness, no sickness. She was still deeply under opium, which had been continued every. hour. Temperature, 100.2°; pulse, 92. January 8th, 9 A.M. She passed a good night, and felt quite easy. plenty of flatus had passed. She has only had iced water, and the opium, during the-night. Tongue clean, but red and dry. Temperature, 100.20; pulse, 88.-9 P.M. She was in the same comfortable state, and was still deeply under opium. She had had three tea-
doi:10.1136/bmj.1.1169.1000 fatcat:m5zb56vzf5ewlokv4foagv3upm