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December 1929


Author Affiliations

Superintendent, Government Ophthalmic Hospital MADRAS, INDIA

Arch Ophthalmol. 1929;2(6):691. doi:10.1001/archopht.1929.00810020714008

Since the conception of blocking the main trunk of the seventh nerve, which was under investigation in this clinic in 1921, resolved itself into the practical form described in 1926,1 it has been carried out here as a routine measure in hundreds of cases. The method employed was efficient, quickly and easily performed, once the technic was mastered, and the rate of failure was small. It had decided advantages over circumorbital infiltration, but was not sufficiently simple to command adoption by those who infrequently perform operations for cataract, which was one of the original objects in devising it. Fortunately, O'Brien2 has been able to improve on the method, and it was gratifying to see his description of how in an almost fool-proof manner, akinesia may be secured. His technic is simple and effective, and places within the reach of any operator a quick and reliable method

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