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From the Archives of the Archives
November 2007

A look at the past . . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125(11):1538. doi:10.1001/archopht.125.11.1538

The President took as the subject of his presidential address some clinical experiences of primary chronic glaucoma and the value of iridectomy. . . . He thought that an operation should be done on every case in which the patient was strong enough to stand it, and the earlier it were done the better, but he would never hesitate to operate on an eye even if the field were contracted to fixation, provided there was any vision worth saving. Even in the premonitory stage he advocated operation.