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July 1933


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Prague, Bohemia.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1933;10(1):114. doi:10.1001/archopht.1933.00830020122021

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To the Editor.—To Dr. P. Chalmer Jameson's interesting article in the Archives (9: 523 [April] 1933) on the vascularization of the anterior segment of the eye and experiment to diminish the tension with the dissection of the ciliary vessels, I should like to add some details.

In 1913, in Heidelberg, I reported that with the mere dissection of the episcleral vessels (which are mostly arteries) a reduction of the tension in glaucoma results through the reduction of the blood current into the ciliary body. Salus (Klin. Monatsbl. f. Augenh.64: 43, 1920), in his publication on cyclodialysis, described thoroughly our procedure of dissection of the ciliary (episcleral) arteries. He said: "Mit der Zyklodialyse verbinden wir in den meisten Fällen die Durchschneidung der in der Bindehautwunde freiliegenden vorderen Ziliararterien (Vgl. Elschnig : Diskussions-Bemerkung in der Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft Heidelberg 1913, Bericht S. 210). Dadurch wird einerseits erzielt, dass nach Stillung der

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