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September 1957

Five Years' Experience with the Ridley Operation

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1957;58(3):389-391. doi:10.1001/archopht.1957.00940010401011

Four years ago, before this Section, we presented a preliminary report on the Ridley operation. Today we report on 115 cases over a five-year period. Although the present account gives the data on six times as many cases as the preliminary one, we realize that it is by no means conclusive and that it will require many more years before this operation and its modifications can be properly evaluated. Unfortunately, in this country, few mature, experienced ophthalmic surgeons have attempted the Ridley operation, and so there is practically no literature on it and the various modifications that have been proposed. We believe that we have had more success with this operation than others. Barraquer1 has remarked this, and the committee appointed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Oto-Laryngology was evidently favorably impressed after viewing a number of our patients. This success, we believe, may be due to (1)

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