Notwithstanding the rather extravagant claims which have recently been put forth as to the success obtained in the treatment of detachment of the retina by operative procedures more or less novel, it may still be held, I think, that complete recoveries from this very grave condition, especially recoveries occurring in highly myopic eyes, are sufficiently rare to justify one in reporting even a single case of this character.
Reference: Theodbald S. A case of extensive detachment of the retina in a myopic eye in which complete recovery followed rest in bed and the administration of pilocarpine. Arch Ophthalmol. 1900;29:34.
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