By J. L. C. Martin-Doyle (Auth.)
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This ebook is designed to be a pictorial consultant to ophthalmology and never a accomplished textbook. It contains chapters on anatomy, body structure and optics to provide an explanation for the easy parts of the fundamental sciences which are had to comprehend ophthalmology. The part on exam describes the typical investigations in an eye fixed division within the wish that studies from ophthalmologists may well develop into extra simply understood.
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VII. WOUNDS OF THE CORNEA T h e treatment o f corneal wounds depends upon three factors : (1) E x t e n t o f the w o u n d ; ( 2 ) Site o f the w o u n d ; and ( 3 ) P r e sence or otherwise o f complications. 1. Extent of the Wound m a y v a r y from a puncture t o a severe laceration i n v o l v i n g the whole cornea and e v e n extending t o the sclera. · 2. —It is obvious t h a t a central lacerated w o u n d w o u l d produce a more severe visual impairment than one in which the pupillary area is left intact.
E N D O T H E L I U M . — T h i s is a single layer of cells which is prolonged backwards t o c o v e r the pectinate ligament and on t o the iris. I t is o w i n g t o this continuity t h a t pathological processes in the deeper layers of the cornea tend t o spread and lead t o such complications as iritis, iridocyclitis, and e v e n choroiditis. Since the healthy cornea is completely avascular, its nutrition is carried out b y diffusion from the vascular arcades at the limbus. O w i n g t o this rather inadequate bloodsupply, the cornea possesses a unique respiratory mechanism whereby o x y g e n passes through the cornea in one direction only from the air t o the anterior chamber, and the carbon dioxide similarly travels in the reverse direction only.
B. A t r o p i n e treatment should be started a t the earliest m o m e n t and persisted in throughout the duration o f the disease. c. L o c a l steroid treatment is invaluable and often results in i m p r o v e m e n t t h a t is little short o f dramatic. I t should b e started at the earliest m o m e n t and continued until long after the e y e is w h i t e . d. H o t bathing or short-wave diathermy is helpful for pain during the acute stages. e. D a r k glasses are essential. / . E v e r y t h i n g possible for the general health o f the patient should be d o n e — g o o d food, vitamins, fresh air, etc.
A Synopsis of Ophthalmology by J. L. C. Martin-Doyle (Auth.)