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To the Editor:
Your editorial in regard to botanical hazards published in the January 1966 issue of the Archives was very much appreciated. However, I would like to make a correction in that it is the crownflower that is oculotoxic and which is used for making leis in Hawaii, not the cornflower as you stated in your editorial.The Correspondence Section welcomes inquiries and comments of a general or specific nature. The Editors may try to answer some of the questions, but more valuable will be the answers volunteered by others who have had especial experience related to the questions posed.Reader Sugiki is, of course, correct. The keratoconjunctivitis due to crownflower (not cornflower) was described by W. W. Wong (Hawaii Med. J. 8:339, 1949).Editor
Sugiki S. CROWNFLOWER OR CORNFLOWER. Arch Ophthalmol. 1966;75(5):736. doi:10.1001/archopht.1966.00970050738029