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September 1932

SUBSEQUENT HISTORY OF RETAINED NUCLEUS AFTER CATARACT EXTRACTION

Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;8(3):441-442. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820160135010

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Abstract

The subsequent history of retained nucleus after attempted cataract extraction is a subject about which little is stated in the textbooks. The report of the two following cases may therefore be justified.

REPORT OF CASES

Case 1.—W. E. G., aged 31, was seen on July 31, 1923, stating that the vision in the right eye had been failing for two years, and in the left eye for six months. There was a soft cataract in the right eye, and vision was reduced to perception of hand movements. The left eye presented a posterior cortical cataract, and vision was only 10/200.

At operation on August 8, on making the section, fluid vitreous immediately escaped and the scleral envelop collapsed. No opening could be made in the capsule with either the toothed forceps or the cystotome. The Reisinger hook and loop were then introduced, but only some of the cortex could be removed.

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