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October 1954

CORTISONE IN LENS DISCISSION AND EXTRACAPSULAR EXTRACTION

Author Affiliations

NEW HAVEN, CONN.
From the Section of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1954;52(4):545-549. doi:10.1001/archopht.1954.00920050547005
Abstract

THE INITIAL INSIGHT  THE INITIAL insight from which this study proceeds arises from the case of L. S., a 38-year-old man whose left eye was accidentally penetrated by a carpet tack, with subsequent formation of a traumatic cataract. His injured eye was treated from the day of injury with 2 drops of 2.5% cortisone every two hours, and cortisone ointment 1.5% at bedtime, along with the usual adjuncts: atropine drops 1% twice a day, phenylephrine (Neo-Synephrine) drops three times a day, and sodium sulfacetamide ointment 10% at bedtime. For the first six days he received, in addition, sodium sulfacetamide drops locally and 300,000 units of procaine penicillin G daily. During the first 25 days of conservative treatment the eye became quiet, in spite of the presence of a considerable number of particles of lens matter in the anterior chamber, and the tension of the eye remained within normal limits. However,

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