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February 1964

MISSED DIAGNOSES

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Medical Center Building Denver 6, Colo

Arch Ophthalmol. 1964;71(2):291. doi:10.1001/archopht.1964.00970010307032

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Abstract

To the Editor:  The editorial, "Most Missed Diagnoses," (Arch Ophthal 70:446, 1963) is as interesting as it is startling. Almost every ophthalmic condition but broken spectacles was included; however, two of the list seemed to me to merit further discussion in the pages of the Archives. "One consultant suggested the most common error was the diagnosis of glaucoma in eyes that did not have it" is really astonishing, since in many cases these eyes would then be subjected to drops out of that green bottle for the rest of the life of the owner. This should be explored and expounded further. "Punctate staining of the cornea from cosmetics" is a fascinating idea that I apparently have been missing for these many years. Could you possibly prevail on that consultant to give us some words of wisdom on that subject?

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