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December 12, 1931

Detachment of the Retina: A Contribution to the Study of Its Causation and Treatment.

JAMA. 1931;97(24):1824. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730240074033

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Abstract

This is a comprehensive review of the present knowledge of detachment of the retina. The material is divided into chapters, beginning with a presentation of the older ideas concerning the disease, the present ideas about its etiology, and the subjective symptoms and objective observations. Next are described the anatomy and physiology of the retina, the choroid, the circulation of the blood and the aqueous, and the ocular reactions to injuries. The chapter on pathogenesis gives the various theories as to the cause, the history of the origin of these theories, and the associated pathologic changes seen with detachment of the retina. The chapter on diagnosis considers in detail the methods of differentiating this condition from detachments due to sarcoma and gives the field changes as well as tension changes. The chapter on treatment considers the nonoperative method. The main portion of the work deals with the localization of tears or

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