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June 1977

Further Comments on 'Ocular Hypertension'

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(6):1083. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450060170028

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To the Editor.–In the April issue of the Archives (95:585-589, 1977), four editorials appeared concerning ocular hypertension. The first was written by us, and the following three were written by Kolker and Becker, Shaffer, and Phelps. These latter editorialists had the opportunity to study our editorial before publication and formulate a rebuttal of sorts. We did not and, probably in the nature of things, could not have the opportunity to study the other three editorials prior to publication, and thus we were not able to reply to the questions and views expressed. We, therefore, venture to answer some of the comments of the editorialists.

First of all, we have no comment on Dr Shaffer's editorial. We are essentially in agreement with his views.

In regard to the editorial by Kolker and Becker, we are puzzled to know just what is their exact definition of ocular hypertension. We assume this

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