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April 1962


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Huérfanos 521-B Santiago, Chile

Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;67(4):541-542. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960020541034

To the Editor:  —I have read with great pleasure the very interesting paper "Intraocular Pressure Following Cataract Extraction" by Drs. Galin, Baras, and Perry (Arch. Ophthal. 66:80, 1961). It seems to be the first work to be published on such early tensional measurements after cataract surgery and would seem to do away with the "ciliary body shock" concept prevailing up to now.I would like, however, to take exception to the authors' fears about using a Schiøtz tonometer for the measurement of the early postoperative tension after cataract extraction, as well as to their assumption that these readings would be misleading because of a supposedly proved diminution in scleral rigidity after cataract surgery.In a paper read in November, 1960, at the "Quintas Jornadas Chilenas de Oftalmología" (to be published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology), I reported on the Schiotz tonometric readings in 50 cataract patients, carried out