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March 1944

PROLAPSE OF THE UVEATREATMENT AND SIGNIFICANCE IN INTERPRETATION OF SYMPATHETIC OPHTHALMIA AND GLAUCOMA

Arch Ophthalmol. 1944;31(3):232-241. doi:10.1001/archopht.1944.00890030062008
Abstract

I. TREATMENT  In cases of early prolapse of the iris a definite line of procedure has hitherto been followed, namely, careful excision. It will be seen that this rule cannot be strictly adhered to, and must be departed from in certain cases.In cases of prolapse of longer duration, more than ten days, I suggested, in 1927, that a distinction be made between the noninflammatory and the inflammatory type, the former to be left undisturbed but the latter to be rendered harmless by an iridectomy on both sides. This is the procedure which I have designated as "isolation."In treatment of prolapse of the ciliary body Coover1 and Scheffels2 contributed pioneer service, as indicated by Olah3 in his article on puncture wounds of the ciliary body. They saved the injured eyeball and achieved smooth recovery by gently freeing the prolapsed ciliary body from its surroundings and excising

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