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November 1954


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1248 Hamilton St., Allentown, Pa.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1954;52(5):807. doi:10.1001/archopht.1954.00920050813017

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To the Editor:  —Referring to the recent report by R. J. Brockhurst (Cotton Fibrils in the Anterior Chamber After Surgery, A. M. A. Arch. Ophth.52: 121-124 [July] 1954), I wish to call attention to two additional possible sources of contamination by reporting three cases in my own practice of cotton fibrils retained in the anterior chamber. The source of contamination appears to have been established by trial and error.The first case was an uncomplicated cataract extraction, in which, however, eventual slit-lamp examination revealed several short, white, apparently cotton, fibrils lying on the iris and extending across the pupillary border on the vitreous surface. In the belief that the source of contamination was the cotton-tipped applicators employed for sponging, the use of cotton sponges was discontinued and replaced by fine-pore, cellulose sponges.That cotton sponges were not the source of lint was evident when a second case, also one

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