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September 28, 1935

NONSURGICAL REATTACHMENT OF IRIS IN A CASE OF TRAUMATIC IRIDODIALYSIS

JAMA. 1935;105(13):1032. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.92760390003008b
Abstract

S. K., a boy, aged 12, suffered an injury to the left eye on July 4, 1929. A small torpedo exploded, causing a large iridodialysis above. The. iris was torn from its attachment superiorly to the ciliary body for a distance of 6 or 7 millimeters, forming the customary D shaped pupil, the flat side being, of course, above. There was some blood at the bottom of the anterior chamber. The fundus was not visible and the visual acuity was reduced to light perception. Instillations of atropine 0.15 Gm., cocaine 0.5 Gm., in distilled water 15 cc, were given. In addition, the eye was bandaged, the patient was put to bed and warm applications were ordered. The pupil responded promptly by dilating well, the iris being pushed well toward the periphery of the anterior chamber immediately. After forty-eight hours the dilatation was not so complete as desired;therefore,

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