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September 1957

Iridencleisis in Buphthalmia

Author Affiliations

London, England

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1957;58(3):357-362. doi:10.1001/archopht.1957.00940010369006

It is always salutary for himself, and possibly interesting to others, for a surgeon of some experience and assumed respectability to review the results he is getting from his treatment, surgical or otherwise, of any condition. This is particularly so if the condition is one of some etiological complexity, inevitably demanding surgical interference, and not hitherto susceptible of practically certain relief by one particular operation. Such a condition is buphthalmia. Recently one of my Registrars, noticing that I usually chose one particular operation for this condition, and presumably favorably impressed with the results, took the trouble to go through the notes of the cases of buphthalmia which had been in my care since the war, and to summarize the results. It is his interest and enthusiasm which has thus stimulated the production of this paper.

One must turn aside for a moment on the question of terminology. This disease was