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November 1947

POSTOPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS OF CATARACT EXTRACTION

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO; BALTIMORE
From the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;38(5):577-595. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00900010592001
Abstract

IN A PREVIOUS paper,1 based on a survey of 2,086 operations performed under similar conditions but with different operative technics, we compared the results of various technics used in cataract extraction. It was found that the majority of postoperative complications were related to the type of operation used rather than to the general systemic condition of the patient. Such data immediately indicated certain surgical procedures which could be expected to obviate many of the postoperative complications. In the present paper we have reviewed all these complications with the idea of determining the most effective measures for their prevention and treatment. Unfortunately, the various methods of handling postoperative complications cannot be evaluated statistically in most instances because of the multiplicity of causes and the relatively few instances of each complication.

POSTOPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS OF CATARACT EXTRACTION 

Incomplete Closure of the Wound.  —Delayed closure of the corneal incision was noted in 63

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