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Article
April 1968

COMMENT ON "STEROID EYE DROPS, INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE"

Author Affiliations

Bethesda, Md

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;79(4):508. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.03850040510031

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Abstract

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.

Dear Sir:  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

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