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August 1967

Fernseh-Röentgen Intraokularer Fremdkörper Ein neues Verfahren zur Lokalization und Extraktion.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;78(2):262. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980030264025

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In this monograph, the author describes his experience in the management of 89 cases of intraocular foreign bodies, in which he adapted the Comberg contact lens to the apparatus, combining television with the roentgen ray. With this elaborate and costly device manufactured by Siemens-Reiniger-Werke, the foreign fragment is localized, and then employing the same apparatus at operation, the surgeon is aided in the exploration and removal.

The article presents an analytical study of all the features of the technique, together with adequate illustrations to explain the method. It is an ingenious procedure which would seem cumbersome and scarcely an advantage over an accurate localization with the contact lens and a precise plotting to aid the surgeon at the operation.

The optics of the method leave much to be desired, since the eye with the foreign body is at a very great distance from the television camera, and that because of

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