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October 1999

Misleading Figure Legend

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(10):1449. doi:

The legend underneath the photograph on the cover page of the November 1998 issue of the ARCHIVES reads "Subhyaloid Hemorrhage Following Nd:YAG Laser Treatment."1 It might be inferred from this wording that the hemorrhage is a complication due to the intervention; however, what the picture shows is the appearance of the fundus after laser treatment for hemorrhage. Indeed, far from being unsuccessful, Drs Adel and Friedmans' efforts secured a dramatic increase in the patient's visual acuity! It might have been more appropriate to use the title, "Marked Reduction of Subhyaloid Hemorrhage Following Nd:YAG Laser Treatment."

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