Surgery: Into the Eye with Ultrasound

Doctors in Washington last week made surgical history when they slipped an ingenious and incredibly small ultra sound probe inside a patient's eyeball for the first time and located a sliver of brass. Once found, the sliver was instantly removed, and James Cassiday, 11, was assured that he will regain substantial vision in his damaged left eye.

Chief of the operating team at Walter Reed General Hospital was Colonel Jack W. Passmore, the Army's top eye surgeon. He had taken charge of Jimmy's case two weeks earlier when the young son of an Air Force colonel had injured himself...

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