Ophthalmoscope Volume 6

Ophthalmoscope Volume 6

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...millimeter is of the greatest importance for the wearing of a prothesis." The difficult part of the operation for a tyro is the division of the optic nerve. The nerve can scarcely be missed provided a knowledge of its position has been acquired "by slow groping about with the closed scissors." But should the eye be rotated obliquely instead of directly inwards or outwards, and should the surgeon under such circumstances hastily make a cut "anywhere backwaid in the orbit," he will assuredly miss the nerve. It is not necessary to employ sutures after removal of the eye, since the conjunctiva will naturally fall into the best position, and the wound will heal in the course of a few days. Meller advocates enucleation when panophthalmitis is developing, although if panophthalmitis be already an accomplished fact, that operation is contraindicated. In such an event the proper procedure is to evacuate the pus by means of an opening in the anterior portion of the eyeball. Mules's operation is not performed in Fuchs's klinik. Opticociliary neurotomy, however, finds an indication in blind glaucomatous eyes that have become painful. The description of operations for cataract, senile and otherwise, which extends to upwards of fifty pages, is illustrated by cuts made from photographic views, intended to show faithfully the position of the operator and assistant's hands during the various procedures. The speculum is dispensed with. Forceps are employed for opening the anterior lens capsule. That instrument, although not quite so easy to use as the cystotome, has the advantage of making a large opening in the capsule directly in the pupillary area, with the consequence that the capsule cannot produce interference with sight...show more

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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 445g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933362
  • 9781236933362