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December 1965

Transactions of the Pacific Coast Oto-Ophthalmological Society, volume 45.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;74(6):885. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970040887034

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The Transactions of the Pacific Coast Oto-Ophthalmological Society, for the year 1964, has included some interesting and informative papers. The president's address points out the similarities between the eye and ear specialties and urges that the "marriage" of both groups continue nationally. Excellent reviews of the complications of cataract surgery and the surgical management of primary glaucoma and congenital ptosis are presented. A method of conjunctivo-dacryocystorhinostomy, using a Pyrex tube between the cul-de-sac and nasal mucosa, is described in some detail. Papers on the technique of iridocyclectomy and corneoscleroplasty with a scalpel are presented with fine illustrations. The subject of laser photocoagulation is introduced, and the preliminary results with this technique appear encouraging. A valuable paper for all physicians, entitled "The Expert Witness," dealt with the intricacies encountered on the legal battlefield. In general, an excellent selection of papers has ben presented in this annual issue.

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