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August 1932

HISTOLOGIC CHANGES IN AN EYE EIGHT YEARS AFTER SCLEROCAUTERY PUNCTURE FOR SEPARATION OF THE RETINA

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BOSTON
From the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;8(2):182-185. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820150034004
Abstract

I have been unable to find in the literature any record of a microscopic examination of a human eye following sclerocautery puncture. It seems well, therefore, that the following case should be put on record.

REPORT OF A CASE

History.—A man, aged 25, sustained a severe contusion of the left eye by a baseball. He immediately noticed visual deterioration, which progressed. In three months the nasal field of vision was lost in the injured eye. Nine months after the injury, in June, 1923, the patient came to the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for treatment.

Examination.—Dr. F. H. Verhoeff found a temporal and nasal separation of the retina and two holes in the retina. There were numbers of floating vitreous opacities. The right eye was normal.

Operation and Course.—The patient was operated on by Dr. Verhoeff, who reported as follows : "A conjunctival flap was made

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