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Article
April 1954

COMPARISON OF SCLERAL RESECTION AND SCLERAL FOLDING IN EXPERIMENTAL SHORTENING OF THE EYE

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1954;51(4):525-534. doi:10.1001/archopht.1954.00920040535011
Abstract

SHORTENING of the eyeball by scleral resection has proved to be successful in many cases of retinal detachment in which diathermy either has failed or offers a poor prognosis. Such cases include detachments in aphakic eyes without visible tears, total detachments, cases with exceptionally large tears, and detachments with fixed star folds or vitreous strands. Müller* was the first to perform the scleral resection operation for retinal detachment in 1903, but Lindner † deserves the credit of reviving and advocating the idea of Müller in 1933. He elaborated a new, precise technique and defined the cases in which success could be expected. Since then many authors have reported results achieved by this operation, among them Pischel and Miller,7 Pischel,8 Bogart,9 Vail10 Borley,11 and Hughes.12

Because certain hazards and complications are encountered in scleral resection, Lindner suggested in 19333 a method of scleral folding to

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