The ideal operation for cataract is the one that insures the removal of the cloudy lens in its capsule. The means and the method that can make this operation easiest and safest are to be desired. At the meeting of this Section one year ago, while listening to Dr. Greene's paper on the Smith operation, it occurred to me that an instrument could be made that would tear loose the ligaments and make the expulsion of the lens in its capsule easy.
I immediately made a drawing of the newly thought of instrument, and two days later, in Philadelphia, had one made by Ferguson. The accompanying illustration is a perfect representation of the original instrument, which was briefly described in The Journal last year,1 and on which, it seems to me, no improvement can be made. As well shown, it is a right and left-handed instrument. Each end terminates