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March 1932


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Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;7(3):357-360. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820100011001

One's conception of the term eye injuries is usually based on the character of the injuries received in the locality where one practices. I shall describe here some of the cases occurring in the industrial locality where I practice.

The most frequent injury that I am called on to treat is a foreign body in the cornea, comprising at least 60 per cent of all cases. In an analysis of 4,541 ocular injuries occurring in industry, I listed 2,670 cases of foreign body in the cornea. The main points that I wish to bring out in this connection, because they are so often neglected, are proper magnification for the operator, so he can see what he is doing and does not denude a large section of the corneal epithelium, and the necessity, of which all ocular surgeons are doubtless aware, of removing oxidized tissue left after a hot foreign body

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