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From the Archives of the Archives
September 2001

A look at the past . . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(9):1282. doi:10.1001/archopht.119.9.1282

VALUDE bandages only one eye and this only for four days. The patient is kept in a light room which keeps the pupil moderately contracted and lessens the tendency to prolapse. In case of infection he washes out the eye with sublimate 1:1000 and applies a light bandage. Before operation the conjunctival sac must be carefully cleansed with formal 1:1000, but epilation of the lashes is superfluous.

Reference: Berger E. Report of the Ophthalmological Section of the 13th International Medical Congress in Paris, August 2-9, 1900. Arch Ophthalmol. 1901;30:194.