Medicine: Welding Job

In Pittsburgh's Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Hospital, a surgeon picked up a hot electric needle one day last week and went to work on Mayor David L. Lawrence's left eye. Some of the tissues inside the Mayor's eye were torn. Like a welder with a torch, the surgeon thrust his needle into the back of the eyeball, heated the damaged tissues and joined them together again. The chances were good that the drastic operation would save the Mayor's eyesight.

Mayor Lawrence's trouble was a condition known as "detached retina." A section of the retina (the eye's inner nerve coat) is torn...

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