Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society

Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society : Thirty-Sixth Annual Meeting, Washington, D. C., 1900 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society: Thirty-Sixth Annual Meeting, Washington, D. C., 1900 When the lower eyelid has been distorted by disease, as from trachoma or other cause, so that the cilia turn against and rub upon the globe, it has been my experience that operations for the correction of the defect are frequently unsuccessful. \vith most of the methods in common use, the removal of a strip of skin or of muscle, or both, is the rule, although the atrophied lids can ill afford to lose any of their already shrunken tissue. To such lids Dr. Green's operation is the kindest of all, because collodion (contractile) is used as a splint for keeping the lips of the tarsal incision apart until healing can be effected, so that no tissue is sacrificed; in fact. After the healing there is an actual gain in the height of the tarsal surface. The Operation has the further valuable feature that it may be repeated upon the same lid as often as may be necessary, without any evil results. It also truly everts the margin Of the lid, and With time the cilia tend more and more to take their proper direction. That this should be so is easilv understood when we consider that the incision is made through the tarsus along a line very near the bases of the papillze of the cilia. \vith the consolidation of the cicatrix these bases are drawn to it. And thus the lashes are gradually tilted into a more normal position. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 892 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 45mm | 1,170g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 187 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 024306943X
  • 9780243069439