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To the Editor.
—Dr Paul Henkind's main point appears to be that I have erred grievously in not citing his article on ocular neovascularization (Am J Ophthalmol 1978;85:287-301). Anyone familiar with the subject of ocular neovascularization knows how vast is the literature on this subject. Had I to cite every available article, my bibliography would have run to many times the length of the article. In fact, I originally submitted to the Archives an article about four to five times the size of the published article (Arch Ophthalmol 1980;98:574), but the reviewer and the chief editor insisted on a drastic reduction in the size of the text and bibliography. Hence, I had to restrict my review of the literature to the most relevant publications only. I am well aware of Dr Henkind's article but consider it, though a good review of ocular neovascularization, not relevant to the hypothesis postulated by
Hayreh SS. Ocular Neovascularization. Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(11):2083. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020040935030