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July 1962


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126 Harley St. London, W. 1, England

Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;68(1):153. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960030157034

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To the Editor:  —Your reviewer of my little guide Lecture Notes in Ophthalmology (Arch. Ophthal. 67:110-111, 1962) had such a generous opening paragraph that it would seem ungracious to cavil at the friendly digs that followed; but even if my "healthy cadaver eye" admitted a rather grisly ambiguity, some misquotations at least cry out for redress.In answer to his specific objections:

  1. I did not say that conjunctivitis was a cause of an acutely painful eye, but that acute conjunctivitis was a cause of a painful, red eye (p. 34). Surely rather different! And was I so wrong?

  2. Of course the English and Americans tend to differ about the underlying mechanism of angle-closure in congestive glaucoma. And if I rashly said that these attacks were "largely precipitated by a swelling of the iris root,'' and that "this swelling is largely due to vasodilatation and oedema, but may be

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