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December 1953


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AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1953;50(6):779-780. doi:10.1001/archopht.1953.00920030790014

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To the Editor:  —I agree with Dr. Goar that there is another side to the picture. I am also well aware of his wide experience with aphakic patients. To discuss both sides of the picture thoroughly would surely drag the matter out to a greater length than either of us might desire. And probably in the end there would remain the same difference between the final opinions, as expressed in the last paragraph of his letter, and my statement that "if a patient already has one useful eye, whether aphakic or normal, it is not worth subjecting him to the hazard, apprehension, nervousness, and cost of an operation, then the fitting of a contact lens, besides a pair of spectacles, and, after all that, a course of training, all in order that he may obtain at best a counterfeit sort of single binocular vision."

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