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Article
November 1939

EXTRACTION OF SUBLUXATED LENS BY THE LEVER ACTION INTRACAPSULAR METHOD

Author Affiliations

Chief Medical Officer, Sonpur State SONPUR RAJ, INDIA

Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;22(5):844-848. doi:10.1001/archopht.1939.00860110130008
Abstract

Extraction of a subluxated lens by the lever action intracapsular method is illustrated by the following case report.

History.  —C. D., a Hindu woman aged about 55, came to me for relief of a subluxated cataractous lens of the left eye. She was fairly well nourished, and her general health was good. On examination the left eye was found to have a mature cataract which was partially subluxated downward and toward the nasal side. The pupil was triangular, with the apex of the triangle upward and toward the temporal side. There were posterior synechiae. The patient could not count fingers. There was perception of light when a beam was thrown, but a pupillary reaction was not present. The anterior chamber was shallow, and the subluxated lens and the superimposed iris were close to the posterior surface of the cornea.For two years before the present examination the patient noted progressive

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