Müller reports from the Giessen clinic 80 cases of perforating injury of the ball treated with sutures. In 61 patients the ball was preserved; in 17 it was enucleated later, six times for suppuration in the vitreous, and in the other cases for foreign bodies, rupture of the posterior pole, etc. Sutures prevent loss of vitreous and secondary infection, and secure a smooth union of the edges of the wound, thus shortening the healing process.
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