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To the Editor:
The article, Retinopathy with Dermatomyositis, appearing in the November, 1965 issue of the Archives illustrates fundus changes not grossly unlike those found in hypertension, nephritis, and diabetes. Were they excluded?"The retinal vessels were triangular," was especially arresting for I have never seen a triangular vessel.Finally, the macular region as published is to the right in both B and C. How is this possible?
The blood pressure was 130/80 mm Hg and urinalysis revealed neither albumin nor reducing substance.We too were shocked by reading that retinal vessels were "triangular" and that one of the illustrations had been inverted. As with Dr. Blodi's letter, we can only blush a second time and say that errors occur after material leaves this editorial office; ones which appear to be beyond our control. Actually the retinal vessels were described as being "irregular," but someone in the typesetting
Bedell AJ. PHOTOGRAPH OF RETINOPATHY WITH DERMATOMYOSITIS. Arch Ophthalmol. 1966;75(2):304. doi:10.1001/archopht.1966.00970050306034