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November 1986

Histopathologic Findings of Ciliary Body Destructive Procedures-Reply

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Tampa, Fla

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(11):1583-1584. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050230021005

In Reply.  —The comment made by Dr Quigley that "the available histopathologic evidence does not show that focused ultrasound has a more pronounced effect than cryotherapy on ciliary body structure" is incorrect and deserves further discussion.As an ocular pathologist, I agree wholeheartedly that eyes such as the one treated with FHI ultrasound should be studied thoroughly. It is somewhat ironic that if it were not for the striking morphologic changes in the ciliary body that stimulated my interest, this case would have been overlooked because the globe was submitted to the laboratory without any history, except for the comment blind and painful. Since the profound focal destruction of the ciliary body was far greater than anything I had previously observed following cryotherapy, I decided to further investigate the cause. After making several inquiries, I discovered that the patient had been treated with a new investigational form of ultrasound.If

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