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November 1945


Author Affiliations

From the Institute of Ophthalmology of Presbyterian Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1945;34(5):360-368. doi:10.1001/archopht.1945.00890190362002

The feeling prevails to some extent that it is not a sound surgical procedure to incarcerate iris tissue deliberately for the relief of glaucoma when on all other occasions an effort is made to prevent such an occurrence. I had occasion to review the literature on glaucoma surgery several years ago, and the reports on the iris inclusion operation were so impressive that the procedure was tried. The results have been sufficiently good to warrant continuing the use of the operation more and more during the past three years.

In this period the operation has been performed on my service on 110 eyes, and this report is based on the experience encountered in that series of consecutive operations.

An incarceration or prolapse of the iris under any circumstances may be good or bad, depending on the manner in which it occurs. After operations, especially a cataract extraction, or after perforating

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