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October 1965


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Universiteit van Amsterdam Oogheelkundige Kliniek Wilhelmina Gasthuis, Netherlands, Amsterdam

Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;74(4):556-557. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970040558028

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To the Editor:  In the Archives of January 1965, Dr. L. M. Fine discussed the treatment of postoperative absent anterior chamber. It is concluded that an absent anterior chamber is caused (a) by a pupillary block, and (b) by a leaking wound. In his series, a wound leak was always demonstrable in cases of absent chamber and in hypotonous eyes by injecting two drops of 1% fluorescein diluted in 1 cc sterile saline directly into the anterior chamber.In this connection the following case may be of interest:An 84-year-old male had been operated on for glaucoma in 1940 on the left eye by a total iridectomy. After the operation tension remained normal. Lenticular opacities developed and at the time of admission vision was about 1/6 (with sph±1).The right eye, which had always been free from glaucoma, was operated on for cataract by his ophthalmologist in 1961. With correction

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