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February 1935

DETACHMENT OF THE RETINA: OPERATIVE RESULTS IN ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY CASES

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Institute of Ophthalmology, Presbyterian Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;13(2):191-200. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840020051005
Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of the operative results in 150 cases of retinal detachment seen in the ophthalmologic department of the Presbyterian Hospital between October 1930 and April 1, 1934. One hundred and ninety-seven operations were performed on 155 eyes; both eyes were operated on in 5 cases. Since no attempt was made to select the cases, many so-called hopeless ones were included in this group. All patients for whom the possibility of spontaneous cure had been eliminated were offered a chance by surgical intervention. This attitude was assumed with the hope that we might learn by experience more about the indications for operating for this condition. With the same idea in mind, we have analyzed the failures as well as the successes. The operative technics employed were the Gonin cautery puncture, chemical cauterization as described by Guist and Lindner and the electrocoagulation method of Walker.

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