February 1983

Laser Iridotomy

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(2):304. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040010306029

To the Editor.  —I greatly enjoyed the article by Hodes et al entitled "Hyphema Complicating Laser Iridotomy," that was published in the June Archives (1982;100:924-925).In their article, Hodes et al attribute the first laser iridotomy to Dr Gerd Meyer-Schwickerath in 1956. Dr Meyer-Schwickerath is indeed the father of modern photocoagulation. The laser, however, was not invented until 1960.1The first experimental use of the

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