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March 1938

RESULTS OF STELLECTOMY IN THE TREATMENT OF PIGMENTARY RETINITIS

Arch Ophthalmol. 1938;19(3):378-393. doi:10.1001/archopht.1938.00850150062005
Abstract

In September 1933 I presented, in collaboration with Drs. Malbrán and Balza, before the Society of Ophthalmology of Buenos Aires1 the results that we had obtained for the first five patients with pigmentary retinitis treated by stellectomy; later, in 1934, in another publication,2 we reported on a total of twelve patients with pigmentary retinitis treated by this method (the first five being included) and summed up the effects of the operation.

The time that has gone by since the operation in these cases, the favorable change in many of these patients and the undoubted benefits following this operation in additional cases have encouraged us to dwell once again on the subject so as to draw the attention of specialists to the value of stellectomy in the treatment of pigmentary retinitis.

The indifference and doubts of ophthalmologists in regard to the practical value of operations on the sympathetic nervous

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