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January 1958


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University of Oregon Medical School, Portland 1, Ore.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;59(1):151-152. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940020178022

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To the Editor:  —Thank you for forwarding the comments of Dr. Alfredo Villaseca on the recent article prepared by Dr. John Weisel and me. We read his paper published in 1954 and are pleased to know that Dr. Villaseca still feels that delayed restoration of the anterior chamber due to a leaking wound is a different entity from the decreased volume in the anterior chamber which commonly occurs a week or more after surgery.At a recent meeting of the Oregon Ophthalmological Alumni Association Dr. R. C. Cowger and I presented additional data to substantiate this view. In a series of 550 consecutive cataract extractions performed by our resident staff and faculty, the incision in the limbic stroma was closed with mild chromic gut sutures buried under a limbus-based flap. In all of these cases the anterior chamber re-formed within 24 hours, but filtration blebs of the type observed after

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