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January 1997

Evaluation of Patients With Retinitis Pigmentosa Receiving Electric Stimulation, Ozonated Blood, and Ocular Surgery in Cuba

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Havana, Cuba

Arch Ophthalmol. 1997;115(1):133. doi:10.1001/archopht.1997.01100150135034
Abstract

I have read the article titled "Evaluation of patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa Receiving Electric Stimulation, Ozonated Blood, and Ocular Surgery in Cuba," published in the May 1996 issue of the Archives (114:560-563).

I am disappointed that such prestigious colleagues would conduct research about our procedure without previous notification or contact with us. If they had contacted us, we would have welcomed and contributed to their initiative, as we have done with other colleagues through the Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation Fighting Blindness, Baltimore, Md, of which I am sure they are aware. I do not believe that this is a fair or ethical way to proceed.

The study is not representative of "common forms of RP [retinitis pigmentosa]" because it included in such a small sample (N= 10 patients), 3 patients with X-linked recessive RP and 1 patient with Usher syndrome which are lower in frequency in the general population of patients

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