This report is made with the desire to throw more light on the results of this method of extraction of cataracts. After attempts to perform the intracapsular operation according to the Smith method in the winter of 1928-1929, with rather indifferent results, I was led to undertake the method as advocated by Dr. Arnold Knapp following his report on his third hundred cases before this Section on Ophthalmology in March, 1929.
I decided to keep careful record of all my operations for cataract at Wills Hospital until I could report on one hundred intracapsular operations by his method. This record was completed in February of this year (1932) and embraced operations on one hundred and eighty eyes. The lens was delivered in its capsule in 55.55 per cent of all cases in which operation was attempted between March, 1929, and February, 1932.
The pupil was dilated with a drop