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    Nottidge Charles Macnamara (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 Excerpt: ...the serous effusion poured out into the posterior chamber, which is certain, in its turn, to induce changes in the retina and choroid. Attacks of serous iritis are apt to recur: at first they Recurring are but slight, and of comparatively short duration, at,ack»:lasting probably from three weeks to a month, and then gradually passing away: and it may be some time before another attack, generally of increased severity, comes on. The mtra-ocular pressure, which is hardly augmented in the early stages of the disease, becomes a more pro described under keratitis punctata. In that now referred to the iris is principally affected. minent feature in each successive attack: the tension of the eyeball, however, increases so gradually, that the parts have time to adapt themselves to the distending force, and consequently the pain, though often severe, is not of so excruciating a character as that noticed in instances of acute glaucoma. Dimness of vision is always an early complication of serous iritis, and depends on turbidity of the aqueous, which frequently assumes an appearance as though small particles of finely powdered chalk had been suspended in it, and of course prevents many of the rays of light, which would otherwise reach the retina, from arriving at their destination. This state of things is augmented by a semi-opaque condition of the epithelial cells, lining the posterior elastic lamina of the cornea: we have, in fact, very much the condition of the parts described in keratitis punctata, or mottled cornea, in the last chapter, with the serious addition of iritis. The diseased epithelial cells drop off from the cornea after a time, and may then be seen as small white part, les floating about in the turbid aqueous. The corneal haze and muddy aqueous, w...
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