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1883 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
severe subacute condition of irido-choroiditis, ending in softening and almost complete blindness; all the lashes of both its lids became white. The exact date of onset, in relation to the excision of the other eye, could not be determined. The author compared the case with one which Mr. Hutchinson had described, where both eyes were lost by spontaneous irido-choroiditis, and many of the lashes became white. He thoughit that the cases favoured the theory, of late somewhat discredited, that the
more » ... credited, that the fifth nerve, or at least the ciliary nerves, formed the channel for communication of sympathetic inflammation from one eye to the other.-The PRESIDENT thought that the blanching of the eyelashes, and of the hair elsewhere, depended on a neurotic affection. He mentioned the case of a girl, aged 12 years, in whom, as the resuilt of a severe illness, which he believed to be of a neurotic nature, the skin exhibited a condition of wellmarked pityriasis rubra, and the whole hair of the scalp, as well as a small patch in each eyelid, became white.-Mr. W. ADAMIS FROST mentioned a similar case, recorlded by J acobi, in Zehender's Kliln. Afenatsbi. 1874, p. 153. Thte 3-lode of Transmission qf SyAnjpathetio Ophtkalnima. -Dr. BRAILEY read a paper on the various sympathetic affections of the eye, and their bearing on the mode of transmissioh of sympathetic
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