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February 19, 1887

THE AFTER-TREATMENT OF CATARACT EXTRACTION AND IRIDECTOMY ACCORDING TO DR. MICHELL'S METHODS.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(8):197-199. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391330001001

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Abstract

Dr. Charles Michell's method of dressing an eye after extraction of the lens and after iridectomy, together with the non-exclusion of light from the eye at any time subsequent to the operation, was brought before the general profession of the country for the first time in St. Louis last May, in the Section of Ophthalmology of the American Medical Association. As might be expected, it created no little surprise. Opinion was divided as to the propriety of such seemingly extreme measures. Dr. Chisolm said, for one, he would test it. How many others have made a test of it I know not, but it is somewhat surprising that so little literature on the subject has thus far appeared. Evidently few have ventured to put the matter to the test else, I think, more would have been written in commendation of so valuable an acquisition. to ophthalmic surgery. In the American

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