The late results of extraction of cataract cannot be known from the statistics of great operative clinics, whether situated in India, Vienna. London or America. To such clinics patients go from long distances, to remain until the operative wound may heal and sometimes until a first trial of vision with glasses can be recorded. Rarely does the patient return to such a clinic to report the ultimate, or late, results of his treatment. The permanence of the resulting vision and its total value to the patient can be more certainly judged by the results in patients seen in private practice and followed to the end of life or at least for some years after the operation.
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A diabetic patient with double cataract went to Vienna, where one lens was extracted. The next year he went to Wiesbaden, where the other lens was extracted. He came to me
JACKSON E. LATE RESULTS OF EXTRACTION OF CATARACT. Arch Ophthalmol. 1937;18(3):363–370. doi:10.1001/archopht.1937.00850090031004
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