This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1713 Excerpt: ... OF THE DISEASES O F T H E EYE PART II. CHAP. I. Of the growing together of the Eye-lids. HE Eye-lids are sometimes as well as the Tongue and other Parts, tied or grown together by a Membrane, yet rarely the whole Eye-lids, but is commonly open towards the great Canthus 5 and at which Place a small Directory is to be introduced betwixt the Globe and Eye-lids 3 then with a Lancet t or or Bistory the Membj.ane is to be cut betwixt the Cilia upon the said Directory: The Eye is to be kept open as much as may be, for fear of growing together agaitii and wasti'd with warm Claret, or Rose-water and Honey. C H A P. II. Lagophthalmos, or drawing up of the superior Eye-lid. TH E Cause is a Contraction of the Retfus and Paralysis of the Orbicular Muscle of the upper Lid, and is most commonly occasioned by Burns or Wounds. Some pretend to make an Operation here by cutting the upper Eye-lid 5 but as I think it scarce curable so I leave it. CHAP. HI. Ectropion, the lower Eye-lid falling down, or Inside out. THIS probably proceeds from the Relaxation and Weakness of the Orbicular Muscle of the inferior Eye-lid 3 for which Dorcils, or Rags dipt in warm Claret and Honey, orsuch like, may be tried; nevertheless, 1 think, a Machine D of of Lead made on purpose for that Lid can be of greatest use, being wore for some time upon It. C H A P. IV. The Antoniatonblepharon, 1$ a Relaxation or Paralysis of the Re&us and Orbicular Muscle of the upper Eyelid; in which Case strengthriing Fomentations are likewise to be used, although rarely cured j nor can cutting upon the Outside, as some pretend, have any good Success. C H AP. V. Ofthe'Stayen,or iittlt Tumour ca/N by the Greeks PiMiia or Crithe; the Latins, Hordcliura or Grando. "PHIS is a little Push or Swelling which grows dn the Ed...