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Article
January 1939

ROLE OF NONVIOLENCE IN LEVER ACTION INTRA-CAPSULAR EXTRACTION OF CATARACT

Author Affiliations

Chief Medical Officer of the Sonpur State SONPUR RAJ, INDIA

Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;21(1):8-29. doi:10.1001/archopht.1939.00860010022002
Abstract

Since the publication of my article on the lever action operation for the intracapsular extraction of cataract in the Archives1 letters of inquiry about further particulars of this method and the special instruments employed, viz., the hyalonavicular fulcrum and the mango leaf dislocator, have been received. In the previous article the scientific principle of lever action and its technical application to the extraction of cataract intracapsularly were described. It now remains to explain what makes this method safer, surer and at the same time simpler than capsulotomy and the other intracapsular methods. The secret of success of the intracapsular extraction of cataract by the lever action technic lies in the adaptation of the principle of nonviolence in its performance—thanks to Mahatma Gandhi, whose principle of nonviolence is applicable to cataract extractions even more appropriately than to political movements. The reason for the success of nonviolence in cataract extraction

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