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Iron Or Steel Spiculae In The Eye








These occur while turning iron or
steel in a lathe, and are best remedied by doubling back the upper or
lower eyelid, according to the situation of the substance, and with the
flat edge of a silver probe, taking up the metallic particle, using a
lotion made by dissolving six grains of sugar of lead and the same of
white vitriol, in six ounces of water, and bathing the eye three times
a day till the inflammation subsides. Another plan is--Drop a solution
of sulphate of copper (from one to three grains of the salt to one
ounce of water) into the eye, or keep the eye open in a wineglassful of
the solution. Bathe with cold lotion, and exclude light to keep down
inflammation.




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