Mrs. Y., aged 63 years, with good general health, presented mature senile cataract of both eyes, but good perception and projection in all parts of the fields. The pupils were reacting actively to light and accommodation, tension normal, and she was in every way an apparently favorable case for extraction.
She entered the Cleveland General Hospital, Dec. 5, 1894, and on the following day the right lens was extracted without iridectomy. It was in every sense a smooth operation, excepting that one or two drops of rather fluid vitreous followed the lens. There was a round pupil, centrally located, no hemorrhage into the anterior chamber, and everything was in such good condition that, notwithstanding a slight loss of vitreous, I gave a favorable prognosis. The dressings were removed on the third, fourth and fifth days, and everything found progressing favorably; corneal wound united, anterior chamber re-established, no ciliary congestion; fingers