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May 1963


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608 Huntington Building Miami 32, Fla

Arch Ophthalmol. 1963;69(5):685-686. doi:10.1001/archopht.1963.00960040691023

To the Editor:  —The readers of the Archives who do more and more cataract surgery, need accurate papers and lectures in helping them to understand both the transient and permanent problems of the spectacle-corrected aphake. Therefore, would you please allow me to call attention to several misleading inaccuracies and very important omissions regarding the so-called "ring scotoma" of high-plus (aphakic) spectacle lenses in the recent paper on "Spectacle Correction of Aphakia" by Dr. Paul Boeder in the December, 1962, issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology?1This blind area in the field of view does not "cover approximately 10°" as Dr. Boeder stated for a +12.00 D 44 mm diameter lens.Perhaps Dr. Boeder and those interested in the subject would benefit from a recent paper in the July, 1961, issue of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, entitled "The Roving Ring Scotoma with Its Jack-in-the-Box Phenomenon of Strong-Plus (Aphakic) Spectacle

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