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Dr. Ahuja's letter was referred to Dr. Brockhurst who offers the following reply:
To the Editor:
I was glad to have the opportunity of reviewing Dr. O. P. Ahuja's case history. It is apparent from the fundus diagram that the macula was detached with resultant decrease in central vision. Although the preoperative level of vision, as well as the duration of the macular detachment, was not mentioned, I would consider the described postoperative course not uncommon. Decreased central vision soon after retina surgery is frequently observed, and a recovery to 6/18 within 15 weeks is quite good and enviable. I am not certain that this case is similar to those described by Dr. William Jarrett and myself. In our cases, vision was depressed to bare light perception or in some cases, no light perception. Moreover, the field of vision was markedly restricted or lost entirely, and optic atrophy invariably occurred.
Brockhurst RJ. LOSS OF VISION AFTER DETACHMENT SURGERY-Reply. Arch Ophthalmol. 1966;75(1):152. doi:10.1001/archopht.1966.00970050153029