A recent ARCHIVES article by Nork et al1
dealt with possible beneficial effects of laser-induced photoreceptor damage
for ganglion cell survival in experimental glaucoma. The authors state, "Photoreceptor
involvement in glaucoma has also been observed at the histopathologic and
molecular levels." Although they cite their report,2
which shows modest qualitative swelling but no quantitative loss of photoreceptors,
the authors inexplicably fail to cite other reports that deal directly and
relevantly with this issue. This would have allowed readers to be aware of
the objective evidence and to assess critically all of the available data.
Quigley HA. Selective Citation of Evidence Regarding Photoreceptor Loss in Glaucoma. Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(9):1390–1391. doi:
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