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Dr. Bercieux, a pupil of Gonin's, has written a short history of the treatment of detachment of the retina, arranging the study into groups according to the fundamental pathologic ideas :
Evacuation of the subretinal fluid
Relief of hypotony by reducing the volume of the eyeball or by increasing the ocular tone
To provoke adhesive chorioretinitis
To prevent traction of the vitreous body on the retina
Treatment based on the pathologic studies of Leber, as revived by Gonin
Gonin accepts Leber's statement that spontaneous and rapid detachment depends on an early tear in the retina and is caused by traction of the vitreous. The subject was first fully treated by Gonin in his article "Detachment of the Retina" in the Encyclopédie française d'ophthalmologie, by Lagrange and Valude, and additional clinical studies further convinced Gonin of the importance of the retinal tear. He realized the necessity of careful examination of the
Knapp A. Histoire abrégée des vicissitudes et succés dans le traitement du décollement de la Rétine. Arch Ophthalmol. 1934;12(6):993–994. doi:10.1001/archopht.1934.00830190207023
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