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Mr Hoffman is correct; I quoted selectively from the article on hexagonal
keratotomy published in Ocular Surgery News, August 1, 1992.
The confusion arises from my assailing uncritical comments by enthusiastic
surgeons and uncritical reporting by the news media. The Ocular Surgery
News article on hexagonal keratotomy is an example of highly responsible
ophthalmic journalism, presenting both the uncritical opinions of enthusiastic
surgeons and critical denigration of the procedure by other surgeons. For
this, the publication is to be commended.
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