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August 1937

Senile Cataract: Methods of Operating. Third revised edition.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1937;18(2):336. doi:10.1001/archopht.1937.00850080160019

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In this new edition the chapters by the late Professor Fuchs, I. Barraquer, H. T. Holland, J. W. Wright, A. van Lint and O. B. Nugent have been retained. Fisher describes again the operative technic that he formerly used, which is a modification of Holland's and Smith's methods, and in chapter 9 he describes his new method, which he believes lessens the number of cases of ruptured capsule and loss of vitreous.

This method consists in the use of a suction pump. The cup measures 3 by 4 mm. and after being applied to the capsule of the lens it is slowly raised or moved from side to side until the attachment of the lens to the suspensory ligament is torn; then the suction is released, and the cataract is extracted by the technic of Smith.

Fisher found the Hildreth ultraviolet lamp to be particularly helpful in operations for cataract,

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