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I must confess that I feel very much like dissenting from the proposition implied in the title given to this communication, because I am in considerable doubt as to whether there is any best methods of preparing dressings for the average cataract case. My own experience and the results that I know others to have obtained teach me that when the patient has been prepared for operation and when the extraction has been deftly and completely accomplished, when the lips of the corneal wound have been carefully approximated and when no intra-ocular debris rests between the latter, when, in other words, the operation leaves nothing to be desired, the dressing is of little or no importance. In such a case it is of no moment whether the lids be simply closed with a strip or two of isinglass plaster or whether the eye be subjected to the elaborate toilet recommended
WOOD CA. BEST METHODS OF PREPARING DRESSINGS FOR CATARACT CASES AND THEIR CHARACTER AND COMPOSITION. JAMA. 1898;XXX(2):73–75. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440540021002g
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