1. An apparatus is descriptionbed which makes operations within the anterior chamber simpler and safer by preventing its collapse. 2. The apparatus consists of a delicate forceps, one blade of which is canalized to allow the delivery of an accurately controlled flow of sterile irrigating fluid. 3. Manipulations in the fluid-filled chamber carry less risk of trauma. 4. The maintenance of absolute sterility is facilitated.
A survey of sciatic and allied neuralgias is presented with reference to etiology, symptomatology, diagnosis and treatment. The predominant role of disc disorders as a factor is discussed. The claims for conservative treatment versus early operation are considered. The result of treatment by paravertebral injections of 'proctocaine' is recorded. This shows relief of acute pain in the majority of cases and early rehabilitation in a number; and where there has been a relapse, further treatment on the same lines has been followed by satisfactory results.