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July 17, 1897

ADAPTATION AND INSERTION OF AN ARTIFICIAL EYE; ENUCLEATION, SYMPATHETIC PHENOMENA, ETC.

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MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, ETC. SAINT LOUIS, MO.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(3):119-120. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440290025001m

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Abstract

The exercise of a little care with "troublesome" cases in the taking of a caste—either with dentist wax or with superfine dental plaster-of-paris—of the tissue walls of the orbital cavity resulting from the removal of an eyeball, and the artificial eye to be inserted fashioned on the lines of the "model," may overcome the difficulties complained of by advocates of dangerous substitute proceedings for the benign operation of enucleation.

An artificial eye should be fabricated to meet the requirements of the anatomic conformation of the orbital cavity, rather than the adaptation of the tissue walls to a misfit or bespoke eye—which has never been known to vary from its present shape for half a century or thereabouts.

By the adoption of this plan of procedure hazardous and unwarrantable "operations" that permit the retention of a portion of the structure of an eyeball that has become or is liable to take

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