Smith's operation (Henry Smith)
Intracapsular operation for catarct: Extraction of an immature catarct with the capsule intact, as the lens is simply pressed out after the incision. He modified his operation in 1926.
- H. Smith:
Extractions of the cataract in the capsule.
The Indian Medical Gazette, 1900, 35: 241-246.
The Indian Medical Gazette, 1901, 36: 220-225.
The Indian Medical Gazette, 1905, 40: 327-330.
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