The institutes and practice of surgery: being the outlines of a course of lectures . WmmEBSaSKSxSScffSVy. Cataract. 197 part, about a line anterior to its union with the sclerotic coat,carries the needle along the plane of the iris and through thepupil as far as the centre of the crystalline lens, the capsuleof which is first lightly scratched over its whole surface,then freely torn, after which the lens itself may be brokenup and some of its fragments brought by the needle intothe anterior chamber. It is highly important, in perform-ing this operation, to guard against wounding the iris; thes

The institutes and practice of surgery: being the outlines of a course of lectures . WmmEBSaSKSxSScffSVy. Cataract. 197 part, about a line anterior to its union with the sclerotic coat,carries the needle along the plane of the iris and through thepupil as far as the centre of the crystalline lens, the capsuleof which is first lightly scratched over its whole surface,then freely torn, after which the lens itself may be brokenup and some of its fragments brought by the needle intothe anterior chamber. It is highly important, in perform-ing this operation, to guard against wounding the iris; thes Stock Photo
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The institutes and practice of surgery: being the outlines of a course of lectures . WmmEBSaSKSxSScffSVy. Cataract. 197 part, about a line anterior to its union with the sclerotic coat, carries the needle along the plane of the iris and through thepupil as far as the centre of the crystalline lens, the capsuleof which is first lightly scratched over its whole surface, then freely torn, after which the lens itself may be brokenup and some of its fragments brought by the needle intothe anterior chamber. It is highly important, in perform-ing this operation, to guard against wounding the iris; thesurgeon, therefore, should not attempt to accomplish toomuch at a single operation, but calculate, in most instances, upon a second or third being necessary. In general, seve-ral weeks elapse before the remains of the capsule and lensentirely disappear. The posterior operation is distinguished from the ante-rior by the circumstance of the opening being made in thesclerotic coat instead of the cornea. Mr. Saunders was inthe habit of performing this as well as the anterior opera-tion; but for many valuab

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