Present state of the intracapsular cataract operation.

@article{Knapp1947PresentSO,
  title={Present state of the intracapsular cataract operation.},
  author={A. Knapp},
  journal={Archives of ophthalmology},
  year={1947},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={
          1-38
        }
}
  • A. Knapp
  • Published 1947
  • Medicine
  • Archives of ophthalmology
  • THE IDEA of removing the cataract in its capsule has interested ophthalmic surgeons for many years, but it was not until Henry Smith, in 1903, accepted the opportunity, offered by the many sufferers from cataract in India, to develop an intracapsular technic that a new era began in cataract surgery. While the advantages of removing the capsule and the lens cortex in the cataract operation were apparent to every one, the difficulties and complications of this new procedure were soon recognized… CONTINUE READING
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