THE TREATMENT OF KERATOCONUS WITH GALVANOCAUTERY

HERMAN KNAPP
1900 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
entire cornea is less conical, but a larger portion of the central area is more ectatic. In this form, abnormal thinning of this ectatic region, and, in particular, of the apex of the cone, is met with without exception. The normal pressure of the upper lid, in marked or advanced cases, is sufficient to distort the shape and outline of the conical protuberance. Forcible contraction of the palpebral fissure produces flattening of this region. Pressure against this ectatic central region with a
more » ... ral region with a blunt probe readily confirms that this region has a lesser resistance and is easily indented. Surgical experience also fully corroborates the rarefaction of texture at this point.
doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620330004001a fatcat:7txi6s3blbctffw32ahfkmu2gy