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December 1954


Author Affiliations

Dow Medical College Karachi, Pakistan

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1954;52(6):970. doi:10.1001/archopht.1954.00920050976019

To the Editor:  —I was interested in a clinical note by Dr. Abraham J. Lanchner entitled "A New Preplaced Corneoscleral Suture," which appeared in the July 1954 issue of the Archives, page 129. An almost identical suture has been routinely used in the Department of Eye Diseases of this college since the beginning of 1953 and has been described elsewhere.1The preplaced track suture, which suggested itself to me in 1952, after I had observed the postplaced track sutures commonly employed by the surgeons in the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, has now been used in nearly four hundred operations here. As a result of the experience gained, we have shifted the position of the track needle a little posteriorly, so that its corneal end emerges at the limbus, giving a little larger section and an easier approach to the root of the iris.During the course of development

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