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April 1931

Administration Report of the Government Ophthalmic Hospital, Madras, for the Year 1929.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1931;5(4):683-684. doi:10.1001/archopht.1931.00820040179017

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The daily attendance in 1929 was 290 for the outpatient and 225 for the inpatient department.

Operations for cataract were done with a bridge flap, and the results were satisfactory. The rate of occurrence of prolapse of the iris has been reduced to 1.07 per cent. The rate of occurrence of vitreous escape was 1.97 per cent. The Barraquer procedure was used in 119 cases. A large number of persistent, shallow chambers were observed (since the adoption of the bridge flap, 3 per cent, owing to adhesions of the capsular tags to the corneal endothelium. In many cases, as the chamber reformed, the adhesion broke away. In a few cases the use of the iris repositor during the second week after operation separated this adhesion. This is the only complication that seems to have increased in frequency since the introduction of the bridge flap. As was stated in an

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