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The authors feel that there is a regrettable hesitancy on the part of ophthalmologists in grasping the possibility of the proper and early treatment of retinal detachment, which is based on insufficient enthusiasm or unwarranted skepticism. An experience of five years in the large and excellent ophthalmic clinic of the Hôtel-Dieu in Paris has given them the opportunity of studying the various methods of operating and their indications, which are described in this practical manual. The book begins with a clinical study of retinal detachment and a description of the preliminary symptoms ; the appearance of the detachment is illustrated by beautiful reproductions in color. The clinical varieties of retinal holes and tears are then portrayed, grouped in the following types: V-shaped tears with a flap, round holes, linear tears and oral disinsertions. These, with the exception of the disinsertions, occur most frequently in the superotemporal quadrant. The authors
Knapp A. Le décollement de la rétine et son traitement. Arch Ophthalmol. 1936;16(3):543–544. doi:10.1001/archopht.1936.00840210217021
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