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To the Editor.
—In reply to Mr. William Crandell's letter in the Archives (87:727, 1972), the reason that Dynatech Cryomedical Company was not named was that we believe this type of hazard is not unique to their equipment and are aware of one somewhat similar incident involving a cryoprobe produced by another manufacturer in 1963.The cataract extraction and probe failure occurred on May 18, 1970. We were aware of no external damage when the instrument was shipped to the distributor but have accepted the manufacturer's inspection report.We are pleased to be made aware of the program of continuous improvement in design and construction of the instrument.We believe that the manufacturer's recommendation for inspection of the cryoconsoles and cryopencils should be made by letter to the owners of this equipment.
Wirtschafter JD, Sohmer KK. ELECTRICAL HAZARDS. Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(1):85. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030087020