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From the Archives of the Archives
January 1, 2008

A look at the past . . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 2008;126(1):22. doi:10.1001/archopht.126.1.22

It is not always possible to prevent the formation of cystoid cicatrices after removal of cataract, and when they do occur they are a source of danger to the eye on account of the way they facilitate the entrance of micro-organisms. . . . As a rule, the opening is very small and can be seen readily if the conjunctiva be dissected up. For the treatment, he prefers to dissect up the conjunctiva and turn it down as a flap, then with the cautery to burn gently the small opening and at once replace the conjunctival flap. This always cures it, and he prefers this method to any other that has been introduced

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