Why not treat them all?
The eye does not function in isolation. In fact, 19th-century physicians skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases branched out by adding otology (ear and vestibular diseases), rhinology (diseases of the nose, including the sinuses), and laryngology (diseases of the throat and larynx) to their repertoire.
Eye and Ear Infirmaries were established in Massachusetts, New York, and other large cities. Early EENT (eyes, ears, nose, and throat) physicians viewed the eye and visual system as being closely related to these other organs, so why not treat them all?
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