A woman, aet. 56, from Simbach, who always wore blue spectacles, came to see me, as she had become blind in the right aye. The cause and consequent suffering were as follows: Three years ago, one noon-day in the winter, she was walking from Arnstorf to Simbach. The whole of the meadows were covered with snow, on which the sun was shining brightly, causing a strong refraction. Suddenly she felt a severe pain in the right eye, and immediately discovered that she had lost the sight of it. She took some snow and held it over her eye, which she thought did her some good. On reaching home she sent for the doctor, who put a leech to the right temple and gave her a strong purgative. She had to keep her bed for three weeks. The pain subsided, but her sight did not return. Some time after, she traveled all the way to Passau, to consult Dr. E., the oculist. He gave her a laxative and some ointment, to be rubbed all around the eye (Ungt. hydrarg.). As the ointment affected the gum and loosened the teeth, she slopped using it, her sight being no better. Later on, when she heard that Prof. Rothmund had operated on the pastor of Landau for cataract, she went to see him. "If this medicine won't help you, you will remain blind for life," were the Professor's words.

His prescription was Potassium iodide. After having had the prescription made up three limes, and using it steadily, she felt no improvement, and was quite inconsolable. With her right eye she saw nothing; all seemed smoke and mist; and the other eye was becoming weaker and weaker from month to month. External examination showed the conjunctiva intact, as also the cornea, iris, etc. All pointed to internal disease of the inner medium of the eye. I could see but little of the retina, as there was a kind of mist over it, which seemed to spread from the vitreous humor over the background of the eye. I introduced the rays of light in different directions, and by this means I was better able to obtain sight of the retina. It appeared dim and misty, the veins were clearly seen, forming a dark network. In some places there were indistinctly defined spots, some larger than others, appearing to me like the residue of extravasated blood. The arteries were scarcely visible, and seemed to me pale and more contracted than in the normal condition. The necessary therapeutic treatment clearly indicated to me was to produce abortion of the exuded substance, this being the cause of the dulness of sight.

According to Professor Rothmund's opinion, inflammation of the retina always arises in the connective tissue, and as this exuded substance appears of a coagulated nature, which no doubt is fibrinous, and, as is well known, can be hypertropbied, and is capable of fatty degeneration, I found that of the remedies I could think of the most suitable seemed to be Kali mur, I now gave the woman eight powders, each containing two centigrammes; the powder to be dissolved in half a wineglassful of water, a tablespoouful to be taken night and morning. A fortnight after, the patient came back, saying, "I don't think I am any worse. Please give me some more of those powders." She received a dozen, with the same directions. One morning she called quite early, and told me in great glee that on rising that morning she could see the window-sash quite distinctly. I tested her sight from different distances, and found that she had really improved. "I can see pretty well through the mist," she said. Kali mur, was continued in small doses, and in four months her sight was restored. (From Schussler).

Girl, At. 16, Recurring Keratitis

Left eye much inflamed, photophobia, slight haziness of the cornea, and traversed with red vessels; zonular redness. Calcarea phot. 3x completely restored the patient. I have never found it of any use where the palpebral conjunctiva was much engorged. (R. T. Cooper).

Bookkeeper, Aet. 28. Overstrained Eyes

"Feel like chilblains." must wipe them often and pull at the lashes. Is emmetropic, though can read No. 15 at fifteen feet with difficulty from blurring of the letters, not improved by glasses. A candle held twelve inches seems double, and the left image is seen with the right eye, hence he has asthenopia from paresis of the internal recti muscles. Natrum mar.300 cured. (T. F. Allen).

The late Dr. Kafka records a case of incessant lachrymation of the right eye, caused by exposure to a strong north wind, and dependent on hyper-temic obstruction of the lachrymal passages. Natrum mur.' cured in four weeks, and was equally efficacious when, on later occasions, the trouble returned. - Horn. Recorder, Jan., 93.