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October 1986

Eyelid Tattooing, Intraocular Lenses, and Other Abominations of Nature-Reply

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Amarillo, Tex

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(10):1427-1428. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050220020004

In Reply.  —Reading Dr Civerchia's answer to Dr Anderson's and my letters, I think I owe an apology for not communicating my views clearly. Many aspects of her letter are based on misunderstandings of what I said, and she chides me for things that I neither said nor alluded to.It is possible that I may never need eyelid tattooing, but then I might. And why not? Cancer and some other problems that lead to the loss of lashes may not spare me. As I carefully pointed out in my original letter, correcting a cosmetic blemish that is the result of disease or surgery certainly belongs in the hands of ophthalmologists or perhaps in the hands of a plastic surgeon. Blepharoplasty that requires cutting, rearranging, sewing, and gluing lid tissues is a surgical undertaking whatever its indications.In our unisex society one wonders whether there is really a biologic or

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