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April 1962


Author Affiliations

The New York Hospital 525 East 68th St. New York 21

Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;67(4):542. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960020542035

(The following reply to Dr. Gormaz's letter was solicited by the Editor.)

To the Editor:  —Thank you for permitting us to read Dr. Gormaz's interesting letter. We are indeed pleased that the studies he has been conducting for the past few years yield support to some of the data we have published.The question of ocular rigidity following intraocular surgery has not been resolved, and it is of importance that Dr. Gormaz has accumulated data on this subject. There are conflicting references to the measurements of ocular rigidity following cataract extractions. Lavergne's1 data indicate a reduction in ocular rigidity, while Miller et al.2 report no change. However, these latter authors used postoperative measurements after a 4-6 week period to compare with preoperative values. Such measurements would not be pertinent to the data included in our study. Dr. Gormaz's data would represent the first ocular rigidity measurements recorded as