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June 1959


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AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1959;61(6):1004. doi:10.1001/archopht.1959.00940091006013

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To the Editor:  —In the August, 1958, issue of the A. M. A. Archives of Ophthalmology (60:247, 1958), Dr. James S. Shipman, in his article entitled Retinal Detachment Surgery: An Enfolding of the Sclera," described a modification of scleral shortening. He states as follows: "In my modification two incisions are made instead of one...." He then goes on to say, "The incisions are now carried deeper through the outer three-fourths of the scleral coat. The anterior and posterior edges of the two incisions are then undermined for about 1 mm., leaving the strip of full thickness of sclera between."Actually, this is the procedure of "Lamellar Undermining," described by me together with my late colleague, Dr. Karl Rubner, in the American Journal of Ophthalmology (41:633 [April] 1956). In this article, we gave full credit to Mueller, Lindner, Dellaporta, Blaskovicz, Paufique, and Hugonnier, as well as Schepens, for their contributions in

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