In the 164 cases of retinal detachment analyzed in this paper the eyes were operated on in the Institute of Ophthalmology of the Presbyterian Hospital, New York, between April 1, 1934, and Jan. 1, 1937. The total number of eyes operated on was 171. No attempt was made to select the cases, as it is still our feeling that almost all eyes in which every possibility of spontaneous cure has been eliminated should be offered a chance of benefit by surgical intervention. This attitude has led us to attempt treatment in many so-called hopeless cases. The results in this type of case were, on the whole, disappointing, yet surprising recoveries occurred sufficiently often to renew our interest in these very unfavorable cases. Some form of diathermy was used in practically all the cases, with an occasional minor variation in operative technic.
Sex.—In this series of 164
DUNNINGTON JH, MACNIE JP. DETACHMENT OF THE RETINA: OPERATIVE RESULTS IN ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FOUR CASES. Arch Ophthalmol. 1937;18(4):532–539. doi:10.1001/archopht.1937.00850100044004
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