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August 18, 1900

THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF CONICAL CORNEA.

Author Affiliations

CINCINNATI, OHIO.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(7):397-400. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620330001001
Abstract

Surgery in the treatment of conical cornea has a limited application. The various surgical measures which have from time to time been advised and practiced are justifiable only in certain progressive or confirmed expressions of this congenital deformity of the eye.

In the main, the purpose of surgical intervention concerns itself with attempts: 1. To arrest an inexorable advance of a deformed central area of the cornea by converting this region—in part or altogether—into an opaque scar or a series of cicatricial lines, thereby affording a more or less effectual check to an otherwise hopeless progression. 2. To effect a betterment of vision in confirmed cases which have been rendered helpless in consequence of hopelessly reduced sight, after all other methods of treatment, including every kind and combination of lenses, stenopaic appliances, etc., have been discarded as useless.

ARREST OF ADVANCING DEFORMITY.  In taking up the first proposition, it must

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