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October 1977

An Author Reviews a Reviewer

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(10):1885-1886. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450100187028

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To the Editor.—I read Richard Anderson's review of Fox' fifth edition of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery with mixed feelings (95:899, 1977).

The reviewer pats me on the back for my command of the English language and for my "unaging ability to relate his experience and that of others to us." But, he takes me to task for omitting "many of the recent exciting areas in this field." The most obvious, he states, are the use of scleral grafts in eyelid surgery, aponeurotic repairs in ptosis surgery, and the use of cryosurgery. Let us see.

First, the use of sclera is mentioned, among other places, in chapter 4, page 103; chapter 15, page 337; chapter 17, page 393; and chapter 23, page 545.

Second, aponeurotic repairs are discussed in the chapter on ptosis. In this chapter, I pointed out that Everbusch described levator tucking in 1883, and an illustration of this

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