No phase of ophthalmology has awakened greater interest during the last few years than the treatment of retinal detachment. For a time the discouraging results obtained from medical treatment were little improved by surgical measures. Each of the newer surgical procedures, however, has added to the number of cures, and if each procedure were always practiced with meticulous care as outlined by those who originally developed and described the technic, it is probable that the aggregate of cures might be better than statistics show. The Gonin method, for example, when carefully followed, yields good results in from 20 to 40 per cent. The Lindner-Guist technic yields better results, and if the chemical cautery is replaced by a thermocautery delicately applied to the exposed choroid in the trephine openings, even better and more permanent reattachments are obtainable, with restoration of a fair degree of useful retinal function.
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