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May 1939

Anais da Faculdade de Medicina de Pôrto Alegre.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;21(5):900-901. doi:10.1001/archopht.1939.00860050184019

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The first number of a new quarterly journal has recently appeared which is published by the members of the Faculty of Medicine of Pôrto Alegre. In this number of 300 pages there are two articles by ophthalmologists.

The first article is by Dr. H. Arruga on the treatment of detachment of the retina. He considers the fundamental principle of all operative methods for this condition to be Gonin's great discovery that the tear should be closed. The percentage of recoveries with this method has been increased from 25 to 75 per cent in a few years. In cases in which no tear can be determined the detachment results from a choroidal exudate, and the treatment consists in removal of the inflammatory cause.

There are two important methods for localization. With the first, a blunt diathermy tip is used to make a small area of coagulation on the sclera which can

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