Of the webbe in the eyen. Chap. 16.
THere is another euill of the eiē, that we call a webbe, and Constantine calleth it Albugo, or Pannus, & breedeth in this manner. First a rume runneth to the eien, and thereof commeth an euill that is called Obtalmia, a shrewd blea∣rinesse and ach, & a postume: Of which, if it bée euill voyded, remayneth a light spot or infectiō, & in lōg processe of time furneth & groweth into a web, & cōmeth thicke, & occupieth more place then all ye blacke of the eie: This web increaseth into Pannus by more thicknesse, & occu∣pieth more place, for it occupieth all the blacke of the eie: and at last it turneth into ye kind of a naile of the hand, & so it is more thicke and hard: and euery each of these is incurable, if it be old: But it shall be dealed and déemed as the place asketh, that it is in. If it bée about the humour Christallin déep, during halfe a yéere, it is incurable. And in the begin∣ning it maye vnneth bée holpe. If it be bound vnder the kertill of the eye, that is called Cōiunctiua, or aboue it, during ten yeres it may be holpe. Then when this mole is fresh & little, red Popie séed sufficeth to help it, as Constantine saith. Red Popie séede is hot in the first degee, and dry in the second degrée: And there∣fore it hath vertue to make thinne, and to wast and to destroy. Also Philoso∣phers tell, as Constantine sayth, That the bloud drawen out of the right wing of a Coluer, or of a Swallowe, or of a Wipe, and done in the beginning vpon that mole, clanseth it mightely. For the bloud of these foules heate and dissolue strongly, by kinde of the foules that it commeth of.
*There is a hot impostume in the eye called Ophtalma, Obtalmia, & Hip∣popia, which commeth of colde rume.