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From the Archives of the Archives
June 2000

A look at the past . . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(6):862. doi:10.1001/archopht.118.6.862

The future of the intracapsular operation lies in the reduction of the difficulties with improvement in the methods of operating with better technic; when this has been accomplished, the statement of Herman Knapp, in a letter to Colonel Henry Smith in 1905, will hold true, namely, that "If you can establish a safe method of intracapsular cataract extraction, you will equal Daviel's contribution to humanity."

Reference: Knapp A. Present state of intracapsular cataract operation. Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;38:38.