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October 1938

AN INTERN'S EXPERIENCES WITH THE VERHOEFF METHOD OF CATARACT EXTRACTION

Author Affiliations

PHOENIX, ARIZ.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1938;20(4):651-656. doi:10.1001/archopht.1938.00850220123009

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Abstract

At the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary the most popular method for the intracapsular extraction of cataract is the "sliding method" of Verhoeff. As an intern at this institution I have had the privilege of assisting Dr. Verhoeff in many of his operations and of being taught by him the technic of his method. My experiences as a beginner with this method may be of interest to operators who have not yet employed it or who have not attempted intracapsular extraction by any method. I shall first describe the technic of the operation, then briefly give the results that I have personally obtained by its use and finally analyze the few of my cases in which the capsule ruptured.

TECHNIC

For anesthesia, 5 drops of a solution containing 4 per cent cocaine hydrochloride and 1 per cent pilocarpine nitrate are instilled at suitable intervals into the conjunctival sac; then

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