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July 1965

Push-Pull Cataract Aspiration and Franceschetti Corepraxy

Author Affiliations

From the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and University.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;74(1):72-73. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970040074017

The aspiration or push-pull technique for congenital cataract extraction without iridectomy has been well accepted.1-4 However, poor preoperative pupillary dilatation has been considered an indication for full iridectomy superiorly and vertical iridotomy inferiorly.5,6 A large corneal section is thus required, and one of the major advantages of the push-pull technique is thereby eliminated; viz, its atraumatic nature.

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