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February 1936

L'Extraction capsulo-lenticulaire de la cataracte.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1936;15(2):367. doi:10.1001/archopht.1936.00840140217021

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This truly monumental work by the Toulouse eye surgeon is, as indicated in the title, a report on the complete or intracapsular removal of the cataractous lens. But it is much more. With a thoroughness and attention to detail which one is wont to characterize traditionally as typical of the Arbeit of German scholars, the author has given not only a complete account of the history, development and present status of the capsulo-lenticular operation but a critique with statistics, from his own practice and that of many other surgeons, of the various procedures of antisepsis, akinesia and anesthesia, the various steps, the different methods of preparation for operation and their results. The mechanical procedures on which total extraction is based, from the early, simple expression of Smith of Jullundur and Amritsar to the vacuum or suction operations, the extraction with capsule forceps and, the latest development, adhesion extraction by diathermy-coagula

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