An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15791 entries, 13704 authors and 1919 subjects. Updated: September 13, 2022

MACKENZIE, William

2 entries
  • 5848

A practical treatise on diseases of the eye.

London: Longman, 1830.

In this book Mackenzie, one of the foremost ophthalmologists of his time, included a classic description of the symptomatology of glaucoma, and was probably the first to draw attention to the increase of intra-ocular pressure as a characteristic of the condition. He introduced the term “asthenopia”, and was the first to describe sympathetic ophthalmia as a distinct disease.



Subjects: OPHTHALMOLOGY › Diseases of the Eye, OPHTHALMOLOGY › Diseases of the Eye › Glaucoma
  • 1504

On the vision of objects on and in the eye.

Edinb. med. surg. J., 64, 38-97, 1845.

An introduction to the then little-known subject of catoptrics.



Subjects: OPHTHALMOLOGY › Physiology of Vision, Optics