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Article
June 1948

CATARACT EXTRACTION BY THE SUCTION METHODA Review of Seventy-Five Cases

Author Affiliations

CLEVELAND
From the Department of Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology, Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1948;39(6):805-815. doi:10.1001/archopht.1948.00900020815005
Abstract

There is a great amount of literature available regarding the efficiency of the various types of cataract extraction. Although operators who have adhered to one method do not change easily, there should be more flexibility in the surgical technics used and emphasized in present day surgery. Though the procedure of cataract extraction is a matter of the individual surgeon's training, there are types of cataracts which are more efficiently removed by one method than by others. One can even say that it may be necessary to try several types of extraction on one lens in order to remove it as desired. Blaess1 stated that individualism in surgical work is greatly overrated. It is more important to make the proper application of the technic most suitable to the case in question. I wholeheartedly agree with this opinion. The surgeon should adapt his methods to the case presented, having several procedures

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