Cataract is an opacity that develops in the crystalline lens of the eye or in its envelope. The most effective and common treatment thought is surgical removal of the cloudy lens. This is because it never occurred to the surgeons that cataract can be cured with medicines.
The author in a critical manner mentions that surgeon's fingers itch too much for the knife, so that he does not have the requisite patience in order to give medicines a full &fair trial.
The subject of the medicinal treatment of cataract has occupied author's mind at odd intervals for several years. Dr. Burnett has written this small volume only when he was satisfied with the curability of cataract with medicines through his vast clinical experience and consequently laid an array of results which were likely to convince the ophthalmic surgeon.
This book covers all the aspects of cataract, is a boon in hands of homeopaths to learn from master to treat our cases judiciously before sending them for surgical procedures.
The subject of the medicinal treatment of cataract has occupied my mind at odd intervals of several years, and having, in general practice, succeeded in curing, or ameliorating several cases of the malady, I have, after much "hesitation, determined upon the publication of this volume.
My original intention was to write nothing on the subject until 1 could prove the curability of cataract by an extensive experience and a consequent array of facts likely to convince the ophthalmic surgeons themselves ; but mindful of the fact that the pretension of being complete_ too often results in sterility, I have decided to delay it no longer.
J. C. BURNETT