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April 1996

Cataract Extraction Operations

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1996;114(4):478. doi:10.1001/archopht.1996.01100130474023

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Editor's Note:  With this issue of the Archives we are inaugurating a series of historical articles in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. During this anniversary year, we will publish key portions of several landmark articles, generally from the 1886 to 1906 time period, with commentary by a present-day expert in that field, who will discuss the significance of the article in light of modern practice. The editors hope that this series will give our readers a historical perspective about what has changed, and also what has not changed, since the Academy's birth.Daniel M. Albert, MDThe attempts to improve the results of operations for cataract, may be regarded as among the most notable of the endeavors made by the disciples of our modern school of Ophthalmology. Scarcely had flap extraction been everywhere accepted as the substitute for operations by displacement,

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