In October, 1951, at the annual session of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, a symposium on retinal detachment was presented. This symposium was of particular note because of the concise but complete coverage of such a broad subject, the renowned status of the speakers, and the large audience that attended the presentation. One of the speakers who participated in this symposium is now the president of this section, Dr. Dohrmann K. Pischel. Because of Dr. Pischel's particular interest in retinal detachment, the panel discussion of this subject today is very timely. I thought it appropriate, therefore, to reevaluate Dr. Pischel's remarks of 1951 in light of the developments that have occurred in the past six and one-half years and compare the clinical results obtained with the older technics and with the newer ones.
In the symposium of 1951 Dr. Pischel1 discussed the treatment phase of retinal detachment
HENDERSON JW. Surgery of Retinal Detachment—the Old Versus the New. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;60(2):249-250. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940080265011