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July 23, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(4):320. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740560046020

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Transplantation of the Cornea  At a meeting of the Odessa Medical Society, April 20, Prof. W. P. Phylatov read a report about transplantation of the cornea as a method for combating blindness. In the Odessa Medical Institute clinic for eye diseases the partial transparent transplantation of the cornea was made on eighty-five eyes. Durable success of transparent adherence was obtained in twelve cases. In ten cases the vision improved. There was no improvement of vision in two cases. Eight patients were under supervision from one to six years, four from four to seven months. The operation was done in six cases because of a complete cecatrix. In the other cases there was an unchanging dimness after a superficial burn or parenchymatous keratitis. For this reason the speaker deems it necessary to register all the persons in the Soviet Union who have lost their sight from parenchymatous keratitis. Of the total