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In my original paper on this subject before this Association in 1897, I briefly referred to a method of employing kangaroo tendon in the operation of shortening the ocular muscles, but additional experience has taught me the importance of certain modifications, which I will attempt to present for your consideration today. And I shall feel more than amply rewarded for the labor of this pleasant task, if the members present will kindly contribute their suggestions from their wealth of vast and varied experience.
In the first place, I should like to say that the kind of suture material and also the method employed should vary according to the amount of correction desired. Speaking in general terms, I would consider that for the different forms of heterophoria of moderate degree, the catgut suture will supply the requirements and should be preferred because of the fact that it is practically absorbed within
McREYNOLDS JO. ADDITIONAL NOTES ON EMPLOYMENT OF ABSORBABLE SUTURES IN THE OPERATION OF LOOPING THE TENDONS OF OCULAR MUSCLES.. JAMA. 1898;XXXI(15):853-854. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450150039001q