Dr. Arnold Knapp, who has tried my extralimbal, tangential punch forceps sclerectomy for chronic primary glaucoma,1 wrote to me in 1927, after the appearance of my paper on iridencleisis in acute glaucoma,2 that he was somewhat puzzled by my papers, particularly by the fact that I had abandoned one method for another.
From my list of publications3 it will be easily understood that Dr. Knapp is right, especially when I state that among 640 operations for primary chronic glaucoma carried out in my private practice during 25 years (from 1904 to 1929), 223 were iridencleises, 268 punch forceps sclerectomies and 149 trephinings (Elliot). Iridectomies that I had carried out for primary acute glaucoma before 1916, as well as those for secondary, and above all for uveitic glaucoma, have not been counted. In two early papers4 I mentioned my predecessors in iridencleisis for glaucoma : Bader
HOLTH S. IRIDENCLEISIS CUM IRIDOTOMIA MERIDIONALIAN OPERATIVE METHOD BOTH IN ACUTE AND IN CHRONIC PRIMARY GLAUCOMA. Arch Ophthalmol. 1930;4(6):803–816. doi:10.1001/archopht.1930.00810140015001
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