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May 1962


Author Affiliations

Department of Ophthalmology University Hospitals State University of Iowa Iowa City

Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;67(5):687. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960020687031

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To the Editor:  —In an otherwise excellent article on electron microscopy of the limiting membrane of the retina and pigment epithelium, Fine (Arch. Ophthal. 66:847, 1961) uses the umlaut word drüsen. This is the plural of the German word Drüse which means a gland. Obviously this has nothing to do with the excrescences of the limiting membrane he is describing. What he has in mind are "drusen" without an umlaut, which is a crystallographic term for an accumulation of minerals and crystals. This may be a minor point, but such minor mistakes are an eye-sore for the purist.

Editor's reply:  —This was not the author's mistake. It occurred somewhere along the manuscript processing trail. We are grateful to Dr. Blodi for calling it to our attention.

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