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June 1932


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Orange, N. J.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;7(6):954-956. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820130138013

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To the Editor:—In the opening paragraph of Dr. Louis Bothman's recent article on homatropine and atropine cycloplegia (Arch. Ophth.7:294 [Feb.] 1932), it is stated that no comparative study could be found in the medical literature.

My article on "Comparative Use of Atropin and Homatropin for Cycloplegia," which was read before the Section of Ophthalmology of the New York Academy of Medicine in 1904, was unfortunately published in an obscure journal, the Medical Digest (October, 1904). There is a reprint of this article in the library of the New York Academy of Medicine.

In twenty-three cases the results were identical ; thirteen accepted + 0.25 s. more under atropine; two accepted + 0.50 s. more; one accepted + 0.25 cyl. more in one eye ; one accepted + 0.25 s. less in both eyes, and one accepted + 0.25 less in one eye.

My conclusions were, that, when properly used, homatropine was a satisfactory

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