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Light Coagulation.

Light Coagulation. 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 In this volume one finds a detailed account of the development and usage of this form of therapy. After outlining the historical and experimental background of his discoveries, the author describes the construction of the instrument and gives the technique for its use. These chapters should be read carefully for a clear understanding of the principles involved and of the limitations of this modality. Under the heading of "Indications for Light Coagulation," the treatment of macular holes by this method is described. Although in none of the 131 patients so treated was there a substantial improvement in visual acuity, the author recommends light coagulation for this condition. Failure to improve the visual acuity by this therapy has led others to question its value in the so-called senile hole at the macula. Among other indications discussed are peripheral tears without elevation of the retina, peripheral and equatorial retinal degeneration, and the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Light Coagulation.

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 66 (3) – Sep 1, 1961

Light Coagulation.

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 In this volume one finds a detailed account of the development and usage of this form of therapy. After outlining the historical and experimental background of his discoveries, the author describes the construction of the instrument and gives the technique for its use. These chapters should be read carefully for a clear understanding of the principles...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1961 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1961.00960010456030
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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 In this volume one finds a detailed account of the development and usage of this form of therapy. After outlining the historical and experimental background of his discoveries, the author describes the construction of the instrument and gives the technique for its use. These chapters should be read carefully for a clear understanding of the principles involved and of the limitations of this modality. Under the heading of "Indications for Light Coagulation," the treatment of macular holes by this method is described. Although in none of the 131 patients so treated was there a substantial improvement in visual acuity, the author recommends light coagulation for this condition. Failure to improve the visual acuity by this therapy has led others to question its value in the so-called senile hole at the macula. Among other indications discussed are peripheral tears without elevation of the retina, peripheral and equatorial retinal degeneration, and the

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1961

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