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October 11, 1902

TWO CASES OF RETINAL DETACHMENT TREATED WITH SUBCONJUNCTIVAL INJECTIONS OF SALT SOLUTION.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(15):909-911. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480410033001i
Abstract

I am aware that in speaking of the treatment of retinal detachment I am telling, so to speak, a story, the ending of which we can all pretty well surmise. But even negative results are helpful in getting at the truth of these matters, and I am not so sure but that they help us quite as far along the road as positive results. It is not necessary for me to review the history of this subject or to recall the fact that the treatment of retinal detachment might well be named failure. I shall go straight to the substance of this communication, then, without referring to the various methods of treating this affection. I have been struck with the results obtained by Dor, Winselmann and others when using subconjunctival injections of a salt solution. I put this treatment to a test in the following cases:

Case 1.  —The first

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