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October 1932

Die intrakapsulare Starextraktion.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;8(4):627-628. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820170147016

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Elschnig states that not only is intracapsular extraction the ideal cataract operation, but its technic has become so perfected that its adoption should be general. To fulfil the latter purpose, all of the present experiences with the intracapsular method are collected. In a historical survey the author states that it was Henry Smith who originated this operation, which was then further developed by others until the present accepted method was found, which consists principally in the use of the blunt capsule forceps. Elschnig has combined some details of the Barraquer method with a modified Knapp-Török procedure and has now applied this method in 1,500 cases, and is convinced of its simplicity and safety.

This intracapsular operation he calls the Knapp-Török-Elschnig. The preparations for the operation remain the same as for the usual cataract extraction. The akinesia is obtained by the Van Lint-Rochat technic, and the much better O'Brien method

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