Image from page 437 of "Plain home talk about the human system--the habits of men and women--the cause and prevention of disease--our sexual relations and social natures" (1896)
Title: Plain home talk about the human system--the habits of men and women--the cause and prevention of disease--our sexual relations and social natures
Year: 1896 (1890s)
Authors: Foote. Edward B[liss], 1829-1906. [from old catalog]
Subjects: Medicine, Popular Marriage
Publisher: New York : Murray Hill publishing company [etc., etc.]
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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nd it is by this ar-rangement that the whites of theeyes in health preserve their clear-ness, and the lenses are enrichedby colorless blood, for otherwisethe vision would be obstructed byspecks, spots, patches, etc., even inhealth. With the foregoing brief descrip-tion of some of the mechanical ar-rangements of the eyes, it may bereadily seen how inflammation orany undue pressure of blood uponthe organs of vision and their immediate surroundings, will interferewith the proper performance of their functions. When inflamed,red, feverish corpuscles enter the veins; they redden the sclerotic orwhite of the eye; they distend the veins of the eyelids and liningsof the sockets; they vitiate the secretions of the lachrymal glands,or reservoirs over the eyes, making them scalding in their properties;they dry up or make gluey the oily secretions of the glands along theedges of the eyelids, and also those which keep the eyelashes frombecoming matted or stuck together. When all these derangements
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OPHTIIALMY. CHRONIC SORE EYES. 425 take place a person lias what are commonly called sore eyes, andtechnically, ophthalmy. When the difficulty survives the immediatecause which precipitated it, whether that immediate cause he coldor catarrh, or something getting into the eye, or local infection, orcontusion, or, if it comes on gradually without any known immediatecause, it may be called chronic sore eyes, or chronic ophthalmy. Sore eyes induced by a ccld may simply present an inflamed andswollen appearance, with a profusion of water, and sensitiveness tolight; induced by catarrh, similar symptoms with an exudation ofunwholesome mucus; induced by something entering the eye, sore-ness, and sometimes great pain attended with an excessive flow ofthe lachrymal fluid; induced by contusion, similar symptoms tothose just described; but when induced by infection such as leucor-rhceal or gonorrheal or syphilitic matter, or perpetuated by scrofulousor syphilitic impurities in the blood, the disc
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