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May 1933


Arch Ophthalmol. 1933;9(5):880-881. doi:10.1001/archopht.1933.00830010903016

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The following discussion on "Light Streaks on the Retinal Blood Vessels," by Dr. W. H. Wilmer. Dr. H. F. Pierce and Dr. J. S. Friedenwald, which was read before the American Ophthalmological Society, June 29, 1932, was inadvertently omitted from the March issue.

Dr. A. E. Davis : As first suggested by Loring, I am still of the opinion that the light streak on the retinal vessels is due chiefly to the refraction of light. Opponents of his theory contended that the carmine solution used in his experiment did not represent a true blood stream, which would diffuse the light too much to form a light streak. I repeated Loring's experiment, using the blood of a warm-blooded animal, and got results similar to those that he obtained with a carmine solution, which demonstrated conclusively, in my opinion, that the light streaks are caused chiefly by the refraction of light. The background

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