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 At the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary the most popular method for the intracapsular extraction of cataract is the "sliding method" of Verhoeff. As an intern at this institution I have had the privilege of assisting Dr. Verhoeff in many of his operations and of being taught by him the technic of his method. My experiences as a beginner with this method may be of interest to operators who have not yet employed it or who have not attempted intracapsular extraction by any method. I shall first describe the technic of the operation, then briefly give the results that I have personally obtained by its use and finally analyze the few of my cases in which the capsule ruptured. TECHNIC For anesthesia, 5 drops of a solution containing 4 per cent cocaine hydrochloride and 1 per cent pilocarpine nitrate are instilled at suitable intervals into the conjunctival sac; then
Archives of Ophthalmology – American Medical Association
Published: Oct 1, 1938
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