This is a falling down of the upper eyelid, from palsy of the third nerve. It is sometimes attended with headache and dizziness, and may be the forerunner of apoplexy.
Treatment. Begin the treatment with purgatives, and then use every means to improve the health, especially exercise out of doors. As this trouble is the result of one of several diseases, the proper remedy would be that which is applicable to the disease. If due to syphilis, mercury and iodide of potash must be used in appropriate dosage if due to rheumatism, the different preparations of salicylic acid.
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