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TREATMENT OF RETINAL DETACHMENT

TREATMENT OF RETINAL DETACHMENT Abstract To the Editor. —I read with interest the article of Drs. G. M. Howard and C. J. Campbell entitled, "Surgical Repair of Retinal Detachments Caused by Macular Holes," which appeared in the March issue of the Archives, on page 317. Undoubtedly, the suction retractor devised by Dr. Howard will prove useful not only for the treatment of macular holes, but for retinal detachment surgery in general. I agree with the statement of the authors that simple retinopexy suffices for the surgical treatment of macular holes with frank retinal detachment. This was also the conclusion of the pioneers of retinal detachment surgery, A. Vogt and K. Lindner more than 35 years ago, and they treated these cases accordingly. In the midthirties, A. Vogt1-3 developed the treatment of holes at the posterior pole with catholysis current, which produces much finer scars than diathermy,and K.Lindner1(p371),2(p483),3(p438) developed his undermining technique in which References 1. Mener, J., and Boeck, J.: Augenaerztliche Eingriffe , Vienna: Springer Verlag, 1938. 2. Lindner, K.: Thiel's Ophthalmologische Operationslehre , Leipzig, Germany: G. Thieme Verlag, 1943. 3. Meller, J., and Boeck, J.: Ophthalmic Surgery , New York: Blakiston Co., 1953. 4. Dellaporta, A.: Endodiathermy: A Method for Sealing Macular Holes by Transbulbar Coagulation , Amer J Ophthal 37:649-656 1954. 5. Adams, S.T.: Retinal Detachment Due to Macular Small Posterior Holes , Arch Ophthal 66:528, 1961.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

TREATMENT OF RETINAL DETACHMENT

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 82 (4) – Oct 1, 1969

TREATMENT OF RETINAL DETACHMENT

Abstract

Abstract To the Editor. —I read with interest the article of Drs. G. M. Howard and C. J. Campbell entitled, "Surgical Repair of Retinal Detachments Caused by Macular Holes," which appeared in the March issue of the Archives, on page 317. Undoubtedly, the suction retractor devised by Dr. Howard will prove useful not only for the treatment of macular holes, but for retinal detachment surgery in general. I agree with the statement of the authors that simple retinopexy suffices...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1969 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9950
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1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1969.00990020574025
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor. —I read with interest the article of Drs. G. M. Howard and C. J. Campbell entitled, "Surgical Repair of Retinal Detachments Caused by Macular Holes," which appeared in the March issue of the Archives, on page 317. Undoubtedly, the suction retractor devised by Dr. Howard will prove useful not only for the treatment of macular holes, but for retinal detachment surgery in general. I agree with the statement of the authors that simple retinopexy suffices for the surgical treatment of macular holes with frank retinal detachment. This was also the conclusion of the pioneers of retinal detachment surgery, A. Vogt and K. Lindner more than 35 years ago, and they treated these cases accordingly. In the midthirties, A. Vogt1-3 developed the treatment of holes at the posterior pole with catholysis current, which produces much finer scars than diathermy,and K.Lindner1(p371),2(p483),3(p438) developed his undermining technique in which References 1. Mener, J., and Boeck, J.: Augenaerztliche Eingriffe , Vienna: Springer Verlag, 1938. 2. Lindner, K.: Thiel's Ophthalmologische Operationslehre , Leipzig, Germany: G. Thieme Verlag, 1943. 3. Meller, J., and Boeck, J.: Ophthalmic Surgery , New York: Blakiston Co., 1953. 4. Dellaporta, A.: Endodiathermy: A Method for Sealing Macular Holes by Transbulbar Coagulation , Amer J Ophthal 37:649-656 1954. 5. Adams, S.T.: Retinal Detachment Due to Macular Small Posterior Holes , Arch Ophthal 66:528, 1961.Crossref

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Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1969

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