Strengthening the eyes

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Physical Culture Publishing Company, 1918 - Eye - 15 pages

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Page vii - Eyes are bold as lions, — roving, running, leaping, here and there, far and near. They speak all languages. They wait for no introduction; they are no Englishmen; ask no leave of age or rank; they respect neither poverty nor riches, neither learning nor power, nor virtue, nor sex, but intrude, and come again, and go through and through you, in a moment of time.
Page 15 - Close the left eye, and direct the right to the small cross on the left hand side of the figure. Hold the page vertically before the eye, ten or twelve inches off", and then gradually bring it nearer, still keeping the gaze fixed upon the cross: the round spot will also be visible, except at a certain distance from the eye, about seven Fig.
Page 52 - what is one man's meat is another man's poison," and yet there is a small measure of truth in this old saying.
Page 15 - ... see it as distinctly as if it were a tangible object; hence there have been many honest witnesses to impossible occurrences, whose falsehoods have been, not moral, but purely physiological. All parts of the retina are not equally sensitive to visual impressions. The most sensitive portion is a small space directly in the line of vision, called the yellow spot from a yellow tinge seen in it after death. Indeed, this is the only portion of the retina that admits of distinct vision, and vision becomes...
Page 15 - The latter is equally efficient and more soothing. In case of injury by acids, one part of lime-water to three of water may be used, or the eye may be freely bathed in milk.
Page 15 - ... vision until a convex lens of glass is placed in front of the eye. As no artificial lens can imitate the power of the crystalline to accommodate its focus to different distances, two glasses are required, one for distance and one for reading. Glaucoma is a disease in which an excess of the fluids of the eye makes the ball tense and hard, and exerts injurious pressure upon its delicate contents. In acute cases it is intensely painful, and rapidly destroys sight by pressure upon the nerve. In its...
Page 15 - Earth, air, and water, might be search'd in vain, Atom by atom scrutinized with eyes Of microscopic power, that could discern The population of a dew-drop, yet No particle betray the buried secret Of what they had been, or of what they were : Life thus was swallow'd by mortality, Mortality thus swallow'd up of life, And man remain'd the world's unmoved possessor. Though, every moment, men appear'd and vanish'd Oh!
Page 15 - ... not amphibious animals, though the eye may be able to bear this exposure to an unnatural element, it certainly cannot suffer for the want of it. Healthy eyes, if given anything like a fair chance, will take care of themselves, and need no attention beyond what may be necessary to avoid abusing them. Diseases of the cornea may destroy or impair its transparency, or the ulcers that are frequently formed may extend through its substance, allow the aqueous humor to escape, and involve the iris. Even...
Page 15 - ... and shutting off the light from the interior of the eye. This very rarely happens if the disease is promptly and skilfully treated, but it is often masked by an accompanying inflammation of the conjunctiva; the patient, perhaps, thinks " it is only a cold," and neglects it until the mischief is done. It should always be suspected when, in an acute affection of the eye, the sight is decidedly diminished and there is some pain in the ball, and particularly in the brow. The latter is always more...

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