When Stallard was in this country several years ago and lectured at the Wills Eye Hospital on what he chose to call "anterior flap sclerotomy with basal iridencleisis," we were particularly impressed with the high percentage of his surgical successes in glaucoma. After seeing his movie, we decided to use this procedure in selected cases. We now report on 48 patients who have undergone operation in one or both eyes for glaucoma.
At first we were at a loss to know just which cases to select for this procedure. Stallard, in his original report,1 and, more recently, in his more complete report of 1953,2 used the procedure in all types of primary glaucoma, regardless of whether the angle was wide or narrow. He also operated in some cases of acute congestive glaucoma during the acute attack. We still prefer a basal iridectomy, peripheral or complete, in acute congestive
MULBERGER RD, McDONALD PR. The Stallard Iridencleisis Operation. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1956;55(5):676–680. doi:10.1001/archopht.1956.00930030680007
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