In view of the fact that the postoperative treatment of cataract cases depends to some extent on the technic of the operation, I consider that it will not be amiss to review briefly the technic, or rather a certain feature of the technic, which appeals to me as being most rational, and which in my hands has stood the test of experimentation. The point to which I refer is the construction of an ample conjunctival flap as the knife emerges from the incision, the employment of which seems to produce the most rapid resolution and recovery, minimizes the risk of infection, and at the same time obtains the best possible vision and the greatest comfort to patients during convalescence.
The great fundamental proposition which confronts the ophthalmic surgeon in the treatment of every cataract operation is how he may best prevent infection. This may be reduced to a minimim by
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