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February 1964


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Department of Ophthalmology Medical College Amritsar, India

Arch Ophthalmol. 1964;71(2):289. doi:10.1001/archopht.1964.00970010305028

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The Correspondence Section welcomes inquiries and comments of a general or specific nature. The Editors may try to answer some of the questions, but more valuable will be answers volunteered by others who have had special experience related to the questions posed.

To the Editor:  In regard to the editorial in the January, 1963, issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology, "Cataract Surgery, Iridectomy and Retinal Detachment," I submit the following:We here in the Ram Lal Eye Hospital, Amritsar, India, have extensive experience with cataract extraction through a round pupil. The average number of operations carried out during a year varies between 2,000 and 2,500. We usually extract the lens in its capsule by the Modified Smith Indian Technique (Brit J Ophthal 41:487-491, 1957).This technique has developed and gradually evolved after Col. Henry Smith and it has been modified, thoroughly studied, and an explanation of its mechanism published. It

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