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December 1949

MECHANICS OF INTRACAPSULAR CATARACT EXTRACTION

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Oakland, Calif.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;42(6):846. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900050857012

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Abstract

846 ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY

To the Editor:  —For the benefit of those who read the paper entitled "Mechanics of Intracapsular Cataract Extraction," by Dr. David O. Harrington, published in the July 1949 issue of the Archives, I wish to call attention to a slight error. He credits Horner with the introduction of lid sutures in the cataract operation. Evidently he had overlooked my paper read at the meeting of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society in January 1934, and published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology in September 1934, from which the following paragraph is quoted:Upper-lid sutures (fig. 1). Two are used, spaced in the middle of each half of the upper lid. They include the skin only and are placed just above the lash line. The ends are arranged to give an even lift and grasped by a hemostat which is dropped over the top of the head. In many

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