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December 1948


Arch Ophthalmol. 1948;40(6):704-706. doi:10.1001/archopht.1948.00900030721010

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BY PRACTICE on animal eyes interns and residents in ophthalmology acquire skill, familiarity, confidence and courage in handling their instruments and in executing the standard surgical maneuvers. Large numbers of animal eyes are needed for the teaching and examination of these students and for investigational use in ophthalmic surgery. In some states their use is discountenanced, and it is difficult or impossible to obtain them, especially on short notice. At best, it may be difficult to procure them in sufficient quantity when wanted, because of lack of material and of men who can remove them without damage. Hence there arose the idea of finding a method of preservation so that a large number of eyes could be on hand when and where needed.

The eyes of kittens 6 to 8 weeks old are quite satisfactory if enucleated shortly after death. In most large cities they can be obtained with little

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