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To the Editor:—
Most doctors who wear glasses have had trouble with steaming or fogging of the glasses during surgery. At a recent surgical meeting, the number of surgeons present who wore glasses exceeded 35%. Thus the scope of the problem can be readily appreciated. Several different devices have been recommended for the prevention of foggy glasses. Specially shaped lenses, a molded wire in the upper portion of the mask, and Scotch tape or adhesive tape to fasten the upper portion of the mask to the bridge of the nose have all been recommended. However, the most convenient method of preventing foggy glasses would seem to be the use of an antifog preparation applied to the lenses of the eyeglasses. Preparations of this type come in the form of a paste, stick, and liquid, and recently an excellent preparation was introduced in a pressurized can. This last preparation is sprayed
Smith C. PREVENTION OF FOGGY GLASSES. JAMA. 1955;159(9):969. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960260139019