Who really introduced pneumatic retinopexy for retinal detachment outpatient management?

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The history of Ophthalmology recognizes Dr. George F. Hilton as the first author to report a series of retinal detachments treated by pneumatic retinopexy (Ophthalmology 1986 May;93(5):626-41). Nevetheless, one and a half years before, Dr. Alfredo Domínguez published in Spanish two papers about gas surgery used in the office to treat “conventional” cases of retinal detachment (Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol 1985;48:47-54 and Studium Ophthalmologicum 1985, 2°época;IV:11-18). Our purpose is to give him his due and return his scientific priority.

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