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INFLAMMATION OF THE RETINA FROM BRIGHT'S DISEASE
Category: Diseases of The Eye and Ear
The retina is a very delicate structure and we are often able
to diagnose Bright's disease from the peculiar effect it produces upon the
Causes. The cause is usually Bright's disease, (nephritis) and usually
the chronic Interstitial variety. Pregnancy causes it sometimes.
Interference of the vision, sight, is what the patient complains of. This
may be very slight, when you consider the great changes occurring in the
retina. Such patients are subject to attacks of temporary blindness of
uremic origin. The vessels of the retina are swollen and tortuous.
Bleeding and shining white patches are scattered through the back part of
the eye and a peculiar arrangement of glistening white dots around the
yellow spot. This disease shows itself late in Bright's disease and the
patient is not likely to live more than two years after the appearance of
this eye lesion.
Treatment. It sometimes occurs during pregnancy. Then the question of
inducing premature labor arises. There is no local treatment that can be
of any use when it is caused by Bright's disease.
FITTING GLASSES. This is done by lenses and prisms, etc.
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