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July 15, 1911

THE IMMEDIATE REMOVAL OF TRAUMATIC CATARACT

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BUTTE, MONT.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(3):196-197. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260070200005
Abstract

A paper relating to the treatment of eye injuries, to be properly understood, should be confined to specific cases.

The impossibility of the universal application of any single line of treatment is well known to all surgeons, but especially so to those most frequently called on to treat eye injuries. In these cases it is often the most experienced who find it hardest to decide on the line of treatment.

Sweet, in his report1 of 702 cases, says: "Unlike other. operative procedures on eyes in which there is uniformity of technic, each foreign body injury must be studied as a separate and distinct condition."

Bowman2 is quoted as saying: "I have never laid down a method of extraction of cataract universally applicable. I always operated as seemed best at the time for the individual treated."

Another difficulty in obtaining uniform results is the difference not only in classes

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