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April 23, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(17):1335-1336. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680430037019

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An Ocular Autograft  At a recent meeting of the Société d'ophtalmologie, Dr. Weeckers presented the results of his experimental and clinical observations on the subject of autografts of the eyeball. Following the traumatic avulsion of the eye of a workman, the eyeball, returned to its orbit after rupture of all its anatomic connections, preserved its external form, although the deep coats became completely disorganized. The success of this unusual attempt at eye grafting in man suggested to the author the idea of using eyeballs which must be enucleated because of pain that they occasion. He performed an intervention that consisted in a genuine autograft operation. The eye detached from all its connections was buried under the conjunctiva, which was sutured over it. After operative recovery, there persisted a stump—movable and painless—to which the prosthesis was applied.

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