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To the Editor:
—1 enjoyed your editorial on Russian Ophthalmology which appeared in the March issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology.In 1956, just after Russia was opened up for tourists and before they were quite ready to hamstring our activities, I made a trip to Leningrad, Moscow, and Kiev to visit the ophthalmological institutes. I was particularly interested in cataract surgery and cannot understand why the threaded needle technique was the only one seen by Drs. Reese and Kinsey. The technique that they were using at all three of these places was the tumbling procedure with one or no suture. The director of the Institute in Kiev had never heard of the retinal camera and had just completed a beautiful book on the fundus, which he had illustrated by hand with colored drawings. They claimed at this time to have a new solution to reduce tension in glaucoma, but
Jenkins BH. ON RUSSIAN OPHTHALMOLOGY. Arch Ophthalmol. 1961;66(1):153. doi:10.1001/archopht.1961.00960010155031
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