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To the Editor.
—An article appeared in the Dec 19, 1967 issue of Clin-Alert (No. 299, "Steroid Eye Drops, Intraocular Pressure") which was an abstract of our paper published in the December 1967 issue of the Archives. I think the lead of this presentation is not substantiated by the evidence which we presented so that the conclusion of the editor of Clin-Alert is unwarranted.For your information I am enclosing a carbon copy of a letter I sent to this organization so that it may clarify our position.
I should like to refer to your abstract "Steroid Eye Drops, Intraocular Pressure" in Clin-Alert. In the second sentence of this abstract, you infer that the rise in eye pressure produced by some steroid-containing preparations is due to the vehicle and not to the steroid. We were very careful in our publication to stay away from this issue, for although
Macri FJ. COMMENT ON "STEROID EYE DROPS, INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE". Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;79(4):508. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.03850040510031