As one sees a group of eye patients it is surprising to notice how often the eye trouble is merely a reflection of disease generally in the body.
To illustrate this, let us recount a series of cases shown at an eye clinic the other day.
Mr. G’s left eye suddenly became painful and the vision blurred. He had an iritis, a poisoning of the eye from elsewhere in the body. He had not one, but four, possible sources of poisoning: several dead teeth with abscessed roots, chronically infected tonsils, a diseased appendix, and lowered vitality from too much tobacco, alcohol and caffeine, insufficient outdoor exercise, a badly balanced diet, etc.