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Article
February 1939

PATHOLOGIC PICTURE OF RETINAL DETACHMENT: A SURVEY

Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;21(2):273-314. doi:10.1001/archopht.1939.00860020077007
Abstract

No other diseases of the eye have received more study in the last twenty years than glaucoma and detachment of the retina. Glaucoma was the subject of special attention in the decade following the World War, whereas during the last ten years detachment of the retina has come to the front. Notwithstanding the fact that Leber1 reported the results of an extensive study of the etiologic factors and the pathologic picture of retinal detachment, anatomic investigations have been taken up again with renewed zeal.

Glaucoma and retinal detachment have many points in common as scientific problems.

  1. In both diseases it is exceedingly rare to obtain recent or fresh preparations for anatomic examination.

  2. It is not possible to produce these diseases in animals and to improve the knowledge by experiments. It is true that certain types of glaucoma and of detachment may be brought about by injections or

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