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October 1932

VERTICAL LIMBAL OR OBLIQUE EXTRALIMBAL INCISION FOR IRIDENCLEISIS IN GLAUCOMATHE EFFICIENCY OF IRIDECTOMIES BEFORE 1884

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OSLO, NORWAY
From the discussion on the operative treatment for glaucoma at the Eighth Northern Ophthalmological Congress, Helsingfors, Finland, June 25, 1931.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;8(4):489-494. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820170009001
Abstract

When I sent my paper, "Histology of Fistulas Following Anterior Sclerectomy,"1 to the Archives in March, 1931, the March number of Archives d'ophtalmologie2 had not yet reached the University Eye Clinic in Oslo. I had not had an opportunity to read it until I received a reprint of the quoted article2 from Professor Weekers two months later. The authors, who repeatedly said that I had performed iridencleisis only for chronic glaucoma, could not have read my article in 1927 on iridencleisis for acute glaucoma,3 although that article is the first one quoted in their references.

Weekers and Hubin evidently make the section from the outside with a knife (figs. 1 and 2), as suggested by Lundsgaard4 for iridencleisis. They do not employ the "limbal flap" (a loosening of the conjunctiva at the periphery of the cornea, suggested by Dupuy-Dutemps for the Elliot

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