The hopelessness that used to characterize the ophthalmologist's attitude toward the question of treatment for retinal detachment has to some extent begun to lessen. Prospects have become brighter with the operative method of treatment suggested by Gonin. There is no doubt that ophthalmologists stand in great debt to Gonin for having so successfully and energetically taken up this question. A task of this nature becomes the more exacting as it involves, and will always involve, many great disappointments for the operator. Thanks to Gonin's work, the operative treatment for retinal detachment has become one of the vital issues in ophthalmology.
Gonin's view of the pathogenesis of and operative treatment for detachment of the retina are already well known to every ophthalmologist. He maintains consistently de Wecker's old theory of the importance of a rupture (hole) in the retina, as the primary factor in the origin of the
LARSSON S. ELECTRO-ENDOTHERMY IN DETACHMENT OF THE RETINA. Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;7(5):661–680. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820120011001
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