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December 24, 1887

AFTER-TREATMENT OF CATARACT EXTRACTION.Read in the Section on Ophthalmology, Otology and Laryngology, at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June, 1887.

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JAMA. 1887;IX(26):803-804. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400250003001a

Some of the gentlemen now present, will remember a brief discussion of the after-treatment of cataract extraction and iridectomy, introduced before this Section one year ago, by Dr. Chisolm, of Baltimore. The doctor promised to give trial to the after-treatment of extraction and iridectomy without the dark room, with more freedom and less bandaging, and report the result. We all know how soon and how well he fulfilled his promise. I stated in the discussion one year ago, that for six months previous, it had been my custom to permit cataract patients to leave their beds the third day after extraction, and the fourth or fifth day to substitute the green shade or smoked glasses for the bandage, and with better results than when I had kept the patient in bed in a dark room for from one to three weeks. I continued to treat my cataract patients as I

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