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May 1963


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Department of Ophthalmology State University of Iowa Iowa City

Arch Ophthalmol. 1963;69(5):687-688. doi:10.1001/archopht.1963.00960040693026

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To the Editor:  —The paper by Dr. Carl Kupfer in the December, 1962, issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology entitled "Relationship of Ciliary Body, Meridional Muscle, and Corneoscleral Trabecular Meshwork" again emphasizes the close relationship between the meridional portion of the ciliary muscle and the trabecular zone. He demonstrated beautifully that part of the trabecular meshwork represents, indeed, the tendon of that muscle.I find myself in full agreement with Dr. Kupfer in this respect. I must, however, take issue with the term "corneoscleral" which Dr. Kupfer attaches to this portion of the trabecular meshwork. As we have shown some time ago (Burian, H. M.; Braley, A. E.; and Allen, L.: Arch Ophthal 53:767, 1955) the division of the trabecular meshwork into corneoscleral and uveal portion, introduced by H. Virchow, is justified if one bases one's terminology upon the origin and insertion of the trabecular sheets. The corneoscleral lamellae arise

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