I do not purpose to burden an organization of this character with an exhaustive narration relative to this subject. I desire rather to present it only in a general way, for no paper of reasonable length can properly treat in detail a subject so varied and manifold.
The clinical pictures presented by traumatic lesions of the eye are practically without number. The diversity of structure and the still greater diversity of inflicting agents makes a complete catalogue of injuries to the eye impossible. Some one, who has taken the great pains to do so, has listed seventy different pathologic conditions of the eye and orbit due to bullet wounds alone.
These ocular traumatisms are becoming more frequent, for modern conditions, with the increase of mechanical appliances, rapid transit, etc., and the more general use of chemicals and gases, make their demands of the eye as well as of other parts