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From the Archives of the Archives
July 2001

A look at the past . . .

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(7):1070-000. doi:10.1001/archopht.119.7.1070

MY conclusion is that it is better not to risk spoiling an efficient fistula by making a cataract incision through the bleb. If another case of this kind should present itself, instead of making an upward corneal incision, I will make the incision downward and protect it by a sliding flap.

Reference: Gifford H. Removal of cataract from eyes that have been fistulized for glaucoma. Arch Ophthalmol. 1925;54:346-347.