CAP. LVI. De Aegilope, seu Fistula Lachrymali.
〈 in non-Latin alphabet 〉 is a little Fistula (attended with smart, pain, and an inflammation) in the corner of the eye, neer to the root of the nose, out of which issueth continual flegm, or a thin humor, arising of some former disease, as of Anchilops suppurated, but either not speedily opened, or negligently dressed.
A Lachrymal Fistula that is newly begun, & quae orificium habet extrinsecum ac manifestum, medicamentis curabilis est; but that which is deep and old, and hath fouled the bone, is scarcely cu∣red without burning. Sometimes Aegilops turns to a Cancer, which comes with a pricking pain; extention of the veins, hardness and blewness of the skin, and then it is better to let it alone, be∣cause Medicines will inlarge it, doloresque acerbi∣ores excitat,
Page 94Hildanus boasteth that he cured a Fistula la∣chrymalis cum ossis carie, in puero tredecim anno∣rum, with Medicines alone, dilating of it with prepared spunges, and after sprinkling Euphor∣bium into it, and that very much and often; and after applying only an Emplaster of gum elemi; having used these things diligently for the space of divers weeks, he perceived a scale of the bone, which he drew forth; and then with half a drop of Tolutan Balsam upon a little lint, once in a day conveyed into the Ulcer, he perfectly consolidated the Fistula in a short time: Next follow the diseases of the Adnata Tunicle.