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Article
July 1937

REPAIR OF CHOROIDAL DETACHMENT: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO
From the Division of Ophthalmology, the University of Chicago, Dr. E. V. L. Brown, Director.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1937;18(1):65-67. doi:10.1001/archopht.1937.00850070077008
Abstract

Attention has been called by C. S. O'Brien1 to the great frequency of detachment of the choroid following operation for cataract. This author found it in 93 per cent of his last series of cases. In the article on surgical intervention for glaucoma by Blaess and me2 there are reported twenty choroidal detachments in one hundred and forty-three eyes operated on for glaucoma.

Choroidal detachment as a rule requires no treatment, for it usually disappears in less than ten days. In the series studied by Blaess and me, two detachments remained, one in a blind eye, for which nothing was done. The other detachment was in a patient with only one eye. The detachment persisted for eight months, when consent was obtained for an operative attempt at repair.

While visiting in Paris in 1932, I saw Professor Magitot do a plastic operation on an eye which had

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