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June 1932


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Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;7(6):901-903. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820130085007

In a previous paper1 I discussed postoperative care without dressings as provided in Professor Hirschmann's Ophthalmic Institute in Kharkow. When I was given the opportunity of visiting a number of American ophthalmic clinics, I was especially interested in this matter, and I noticed that the use of dressings is universal.

Ocular bandages have undergone a considerable evolution. The many-layered dressing of Lister has long since been discarded, and there is a tendency for the dressing to become thinner and thinner. This simplification has progressed to the point where in some clinics the dressings are light enough to permit air and light to penetrate readily.

It must be taken into consideration that the process of healing of the wound is dependent on a great complexity of conditions, which determine the final operative results. In a general way, it may be stated that these conditions consist of : the general

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