A Manual of Operative Surgery

A Manual of Operative Surgery

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... recumbent, the operator seated behind him. The eyelids are separated by an assistant standing at the patient's left side, and drawing the lids gently apart with the forefinger of each hand, without making any pressure upon the eye. The surgeon steadies the eyeball by pinching up a fold of conjunctiva, with fixation foreeps, either just below the cornea, as in Fig. lo7, or better, perhaps, just below its prolonged horizontal diameter on the inner side, and draws the eyeball gently down. He then enters the point of the knife at the outer side of the cornea half a millimeter within its margin, and just on its transverse diameter, and carries it steadily across the anterior chamber, taking care to keep the side of the blade parallel to the iris, and to press slightly downward with its back so that it may always fill the incision completely and prevent the escape of the aqueous humor. The eounterpuncture is made by the steady advance of the knife at a point immediately opposite that of entry, the fixation foreeps removed, and the knife pushed on in the same direction until the section is all but finished; when only a small bridge of cornea remains undivided at Flap extraction of eaturact. Mode of fixinp the eye and making the inrUion. its upper border, the edge of the knife is inclined slightly forward, and the section completed by withdrawing the knife. Close the eyelids for a moment before beginning the second stage. Second Stae.--The anterior capsule is next divided by introducing the cystotome through the incision while the patient looks downward, and drawing its loint gently across that membrane. Care must be taken not to displace the lens by pressing the point too foreibly against it. Close the eyelids again for a moment. Thikd...show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848802
  • 9781236848802