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August 1940


Author Affiliations

Attending Surgeon, Wills Hospital.
Senior Assistant Surgeon, Wills Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;24(2):401. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00870020193025

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To the Editor:  —A review of the results of 100 consecutive cataract operations in which a corneoepiscleral suture was a part of the routine technic indicates results similar to those reported by Dr. John M. McLean in the March 1940 issue of the Archives, page 554. Our series of cases, covering the period from January 1939 to January 1940, is now supplemented by a like number, indicating the many advantages from the standpoint of the patient, from the standpoint of hospitalization and from the standpoint of the surgeon's comparative freedom from worry with regard to postoperative complications. As statistical analysis will not lend itself to a critical interpretation in a communication such as this, a general summary of our impressions follows :

  1. There is a reduction of two or more days in the length of the patient's stay in the hospital.

  2. Except for accidental trauma by the patient, there is almost

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