Volumes have been written on the subject of cataract extraction, and volumes will continue to be written, for it is at once the most difficult, the most delicate and the most fascinating of operations. In this paper I shall first give a brief history of the development of the conjunctival bridge, the corneal suture, the conjunctival suture and the combination of conjunctival bridge and suture, together with references to the literature. I shall next describe my modification of the bridge, give the technic of the operation in some detail and state the reasons which led to its combination with a suture. Diagrams are given to illustrate the operations described, and the included tables give the comparative results.
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH THE BRIDGE OPERATION
The dangers and complications, operative and postoperative, incident to a cataract operation depend to a large extent on the cooperation of the patient. When a frightened, hypersensitive
SLOCUM G. EMPLOYMENT OF A CONJUNCTIVAL BRIDGE AND SUTURE IN CATARACT EXTRACTION. Arch Ophthalmol. 1933;10(3):329–341. doi:10.1001/archopht.1933.00830040045004
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