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February 1944


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Arch Ophthalmol. 1944;31(2):171. doi:10.1001/archopht.1944.00890020057013

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To the Editor:  —In the January 1944 issue of the Archives, page 118, Dr. Olga Sitchevska reviewed a book entitled "Corneal Transplantation with Fresh, Preserved and Fixed Material," by O. I. Shershewskaya.Her comment that my only operation using fixed material was unsuccessful apparently derived from the Russian original. I should appreciate having this error corrected in the Archives.The case in question was briefly described in Albrecht von Graefe's Archiv für Ophthalmologie107: 454, 1922. The last paragraph on this page states that the transplantation of a disk previously fixed in formaldehyde had been performed for tectonic, not for optic, purposes : The intention was to cover a fistula in a case of total corneal leukoma, and the transplant took in spite of having been preserved in formaldehyde for eight weeks prior to the operation. Despite the expectedly poor visual result, the outcome was entirely satisfactory in that the transplant

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