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January 1943


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Arch Ophthalmol. 1943;29(1):135-136. doi:10.1001/archopht.1943.00880130155012

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To the Editor:  —The article by Dr. Francis D. Gulliver, "Particles of Steel Within the Globe of the Eye," in the November issue (Arch. Ophth.28:896, 1942), contains much with which I disagree.His nomenclature of the anatomy of the eye is not in accordance with accepted usage. He refers to the anterior chamber as all the space in the anterior segment of the eye, making no differentiation between the anterior and the posterior with the iris as the limiting structure between these two spaces. The posterior chamber according to him is what is invariably referred to as the vitreous chamber. He further states that the structure of the vitreous is solid or semisolid, when in truth it is viscous.One wonders what the sources of his reported 1,800 cases were when he states that the particle in less than 0.5 per cent was nonmagnetic and that the contact

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