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October 1961

The Preservation of Vision by Treatment of Intraocular Tumors with Light Coagulation

Author Affiliations

Essen, Germany

Arch Ophthalmol. 1961;66(4):458-466. doi:10.1001/archopht.1961.00960010460004

The opportunity to present the Estelle Doheny Eye Foundation lecture is an honor for which I am very grateful. It is a privilege to pay tribute to the humanitarian goals and generous philanthropy of Mrs. Estelle Doheny and reaffirm the fact that her goals—the preservation and restoration of human eyesight—are and will always be the unswerving objectives of ophthalmology. The Eye Foundation established by Mrs. Doheny represents a manifest expression of her desire to alleviate human suffering and aid in the progress of medical science. This Foundation serves as a constant reminder of true purpose and as a practical aid to scientific accomplishment.

For this presentation in honor of Mrs. Doheny, I have chosen to present my experiences with light coagulation in the treatment of intraocular tumors. This report is limited to the technique of treatment and the statistical analysis of results. At this time, the rather short period of

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