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September 1945

RESPONSE OF CHRONIC SIMPLE GLAUCOMA TO TREATMENT WITH CYCLODIATHERMY PUNCTURE

Arch Ophthalmol. 1945;34(3):181-186. doi:10.1001/archopht.1945.00890190181001
Abstract

Two types of diathermic treatment have been recommended for glaucoma. In both types the diathermic current is applied to the ciliary region, thus influencing in one way or another that area of the bulbus which is supposed to play an important part in the mechanism for regulating the intraocular pressure. Weve,1 followed by Amsler,2 was first to use the surface electrode, a method later emphasized by C. H. Albaugh and Edwin B. Dunphy.3 The perforating type, called cyclodiathermy puncture, was introduced by A. Vogt4 and developed by him and his associate H. Wagner.5 I had the privilege of attending the meeting at which Vogt made his rather sensational communication. I was at once strongly impressed by the revolutionary idea as well as by the promising results in the most desperate cases of glaucoma. I immediately began to use cyclodiathermy punctures and up to now I

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