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January 1934


Author Affiliations


Arch Ophthalmol. 1934;11(1):102-110. doi:10.1001/archopht.1934.00830080110012

In the First Ophthalmologic Clinic of the University of Budapest, of which I am director, 14,000 operations for senile cataract have been performed in the last thirty years, 10,000 of which were done by me. Taking into consideration my previous experience gained while serving as instructor and assistant professor in the same clinic the approximate number of senile cataracts that I have met with amounts to 20,000. Even this number is inconsiderable when compared to the great number of similar operations performed by the ophthalmologists of India, especially by Henry Smith. On the other hand, conditions prevailing in India do not favor thorough observation of each patient and often make the following up of later results impossible, whereas precise records were kept for each patient operated on in my clinic. Except for some cases observed during three years when I acted as head of ophthalmologic departments in community hospitals, the

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