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October 1937

DETACHMENT OF THE RETINAOPERATIVE RESULTS IN ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FOUR CASES

Arch Ophthalmol. 1937;18(4):532-539. doi:10.1001/archopht.1937.00850100044004
Abstract

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.

GENERAL STATISTICS

Sex.—In this series of 164

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