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From the Archives of the Archives
April 2000

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Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(4):560. doi:10.1001/archopht.118.4.560

SUMMARY.—In a series of experiments made upon seventy-eight eyes in the rabbit, with a view of testing the safety and efficiency of the suture of the wound in cataract operation, it was found that by a modification of the methods hitherto practised, loss of the vitreous and intraocular hemorrhage could be prevented, the wound could be readily and firmly closed, and the prolapsed iris could be returned to the anterior chamber, and this without aseptic treatment. Primary healing occurred in 80 per cent of the cases, with a clear, circular, and nearly central pupil.