This work offers a complete study of the vascular system of the eye as a preliminary to the main theme, tributary thrombosis of the central retinal vein. The author attempts to prove that there is a system in the apparently irregular branching of the retinal vessels, and he feels that he has established certain typical variations in the known course of the vessels.
The second section of this treatise deals with clinical studies of cases of tributary thrombosis. The ophthalmoscopic picture is described and correlated with the anatomic studies reported in the first section of the work.
Studies of the visual fields in the course of the disease and many drawings illustrating the picture of the fundus in cases of tributary thrombosis accompany the text. The fifty-four patients studied were followed through to the ultimate conclusion.