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December 1939


Author Affiliations

From the Laboratory of Ophthalmology, the Wills Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;22(6):1074-1078. doi:10.1001/archopht.1939.00860120146010

Despite the fact that the extraction of the cataractous lens is probably the most frequently performed ophthalmic operation, there have been surprisingly few reports of the anatomic changes after operation. Within the past few years Knapp,1 Ellett,2 Greenwood and Grossman,3 O'Brien4 and others have reported before the American Ophthalmological Society the visual results and immediate complications of cataract operations. One of us (A. C.5) a number of years ago reported on the anterior limiting membrane of the vitreous. However, we feel that the subject is still of sufficient interest to warrant this presentation.

This report is based on the biomicroscopic appearance of 218 eyes one or more years after extraction of senile cataract. The purpose of the investigation was merely to note the late anatomic or pathologic changes in an aphakic eye. No attempt has been made to compare the visual results or to evaluate

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