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Article
January 1935

SOME OBSERVATIONS AS TO INDICATIONS FOR ADVANCEMENT AND KINDRED OPERATIONS

Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;13(1):3-7. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840010013002
Abstract

Perusal of the prevalent use of advancement, and by that term I include the affiliated procedures of resection, tuck and the shortening operations, will show that they are frequently, if not commonly, used in the following ways:

  1. The advancement is often uniformly practiced as the primary and the emphasized operation.

  2. Deviation is taken as the main, if not the only, guide to procedure and especially to gradation.

  3. One is apt also to be partisan in one's selection of operation and to have a constant leaning to one operation which may be a devisement of one's own or one peculiar to the locality from which it sprang or an institution which has constantly used it and where a student received his learning, and this irrespective of its adaptability.

The theme of this paper is that advancement corrects deviation by producing tension on the muscle operated on and on the deviating muscle,

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