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September 1945


Author Affiliations

Attending Surgeon, Wills Hospital, and Senior Ophthalmologist, Jewish Hospital PHILADELPHIA

Arch Ophthalmol. 1945;34(3):191-194. doi:10.1001/archopht.1945.00890190191003

Lieutenant Colonel H. Herbert1 of the Indian Medical Service contributed many splendid articles on the surgical treatment of glaucoma from 1903 to 1934. Like most ophthalmic surgeons of his day, he expressed himself in positive terms, stating at each writing that he had found a final solution for the treatment of glaucoma. A review of his contributions indicates that he discarded one discovery for another, leaving the reviewer with the impression that his accumulated experience compelled him to change his technic. He was one of the early pioneers advocating the use of the iris inclusion operation. But one of the outstanding methods which he so colorfully described as a future cure for glaucoma seems to have been abandoned in favor of more popular methods.

It is my purpose to rededicate his well known trapdoor or flap operation devised initially for absolute glaucoma. In the Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society

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