This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics Inorganic Substances", by Charles D. F. Phillips. Also available from Amazon: Materia medica and therapeutics.
In chronic cases of glandular enlargement, pallor, and anaemia, occurring in subjects with the ordinary evidences of struma, arseniate of soda is often beneficial; it improves appetite and color, seeming to stimulate the lymphatic and arterial systems. I have frequently known Fowler's solution prove serviceable in strumous ophthalmia, giving relief to the redness and swelling of lids, as well as to conjunctival congestion and excessive secretion. It has seemed also to help in cicatrizing ulcers, and in diminishing the exudation which would produce leucoma. Mr. Oglesby speaks of its special value in that form of strumous ophthalmia which is accompanied by herpes (Practitioner, vol. ii.).