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May 1944

INTRACAPSULAR CATARACT EXTRACTIONSTATISTICAL SURVEY OF FIVE HUNDRED CONSECUTIVE CASES

Arch Ophthalmol. 1944;31(5):367-375. doi:10.1001/archopht.1944.00890050017001
Abstract

In this report is submitted a statistical analysis of the records of 500 consecutive cases of intracapsular extraction performed by me and my associates on the staff of the University of Wisconsin General Hospital up to December 1940. I reported 200 of these cases before the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology in 1937.1 The data concerning these two series of intracapsular operations, 200 in the first and 300 in the second, have been combined here in order to present a more comprehensive survey of our results.

A full discussion of the operative technic employed, namely, the forceps expression method, together with the preoperative and postoperative care of the patient, was given in the previous paper and will not be repeated here. This report, therefore, will be limited in this respect to such additional information as has been gleaned from experience in the second series of 300 cases. Since

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