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To the Editor:—In reply to Dr. F. H. Verhoeff's criticism, in the December 1937 issue of the Archives (page 1027), of our paper entitled "Prevention and Treatment of Keratitis Neuroparalytica by Closure of the Lacrimal Canaliculi: Report of a Case" (Arch. Ophth.18: 325 [Sept.] 1937), we would say that it appears to us that Dr. Verhoeff has overlooked the fact that our presentation was only a case report; that one case report was never intended to exhaust any subject, and that we still think our comment, "It is comparable to the results described by Beetham after he had closed the ducts in patients with filamentary keratitis," and our correct reference to Beetham's paper could only mean that we gave him full credit for the procedure. While Beetham closed the ducts in the treatment of a series of patients with filamentary keratitis, we did it in but one
MacMillan JA, Cone WV. TREATMENT OF NEUROPARALYTIC KERATITIS BY CLOSURE OF THE LACRIMAL CANALICULI. Arch Ophthalmol. 1938;19(2):278–279. doi:10.1001/archopht.1938.00850140120013
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