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May 1940

POSTURE TREATMENT OF THE IRIS IN LEVER ACTION INTRACAPSULAR EXTRACTION OF CATARACT

Author Affiliations

Chief Medical Officer of the Sonpur State SONPUR RAJ, INDIA

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;23(5):908-917. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00860131032002
Abstract

The publication of the papers entitled "Lever Action Operation for Intracapsular Extraction of Cataract"1 and "Role of Nonviolence in Lever Action Intracapsular Extraction of Cataract"2 in the Archives has aroused a world-wide interest in this new method of extraction. I have received many personal communications of inquiry and criticism from learned ophthalmologists from different parts of the globe.

In this paper I shall attempt to answer these communications. The criticism has been leveled principally against my reference to the magic performance of 700 operations in a day by a friend of mine. This statement has been challenged by many readers as an impossible feat and by others as a typographic error. It has been mildly censured by the few who have studied operations for cataract in India and have made the acquaintance of this veteran operator. Thus, one critic retorted that though this statement might be true, he

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