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July 8, 1911

THE HEALING OF IRIDECTOMY WOUNDS AND ITS INFLUENCE ON GLAUCOMA

JAMA. 1911;LVII(2):116. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260070120013

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Abstract

ABSTRACT OF DISCUSSION 

Dr. Hiram Woods, Baltimore:  None of us knows just how an iridectomy relieves glaucoma—just why a satisfactory coloboma does not relieve in one case when it does so in another, but such is the case. There is one class of cases of which I have seen three in the past two years, in which I should like to have some information from Dr. Alt. In a way they point out some of the influences of an iridectomy. I allude to the class of cases in which it is difficult to determine whether we have a primary or a secondary glaucoma to deal with. Maybe I can best illustrate it by giving some of the points from these three cases. One was in a woman of 65, who came to see me on account of floating bodies in the vitreous and peripheral striations. The vision was 20/30. A

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