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ADVANTAGES OF CRYOSURGERY

ADVANTAGES OF CRYOSURGERY This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor. —John M. McLean, MD, is to be complimented on his editorial "Cryosurgery in Ophthalmology" in the June 1967 issue of the Archives (77:715). The interest in cryosurgery is evidenced by the numerous reports and discussions at clinical meetings. In contrast to some writers who have magnified the dangers and difficulties of cryoextraction, Dr. McLean finds only minor objections. Two of the procedural modifications termed "drawbacks" in the editorial actually may be advantageous to the surgeon: Thus grasping the lens superiorly in cryoextraction allows this procedure to be performed under direct vision. Retracting the cornea more than usual causes less trauma than tucking the cornea against the cataract and instrument as required in the tumbling procedure. Striate keratitis rarely occurs after cryoextraction.Admittedly the iris presents a problem particularly in round pupil cyroextractions. Iris freezing can be avoided by (1) adequate iris retraction, (2) careful placement of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

ADVANTAGES OF CRYOSURGERY

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 78 (4) – Oct 1, 1967

ADVANTAGES OF CRYOSURGERY

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor. —John M. McLean, MD, is to be complimented on his editorial "Cryosurgery in Ophthalmology" in the June 1967 issue of the Archives (77:715). The interest in cryosurgery is evidenced by the numerous reports and discussions at clinical meetings. In contrast to some writers who have magnified the dangers and difficulties of...
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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1967 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1967.00980030565024
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor. —John M. McLean, MD, is to be complimented on his editorial "Cryosurgery in Ophthalmology" in the June 1967 issue of the Archives (77:715). The interest in cryosurgery is evidenced by the numerous reports and discussions at clinical meetings. In contrast to some writers who have magnified the dangers and difficulties of cryoextraction, Dr. McLean finds only minor objections. Two of the procedural modifications termed "drawbacks" in the editorial actually may be advantageous to the surgeon: Thus grasping the lens superiorly in cryoextraction allows this procedure to be performed under direct vision. Retracting the cornea more than usual causes less trauma than tucking the cornea against the cataract and instrument as required in the tumbling procedure. Striate keratitis rarely occurs after cryoextraction.Admittedly the iris presents a problem particularly in round pupil cyroextractions. Iris freezing can be avoided by (1) adequate iris retraction, (2) careful placement of

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1967

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