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June 1963


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210 E 64th St New York 21, NY

Arch Ophthalmol. 1963;69(6):837. doi:10.1001/archopht.1963.00960040843030

To the Editor:  —During the past ten years a considerable amount of ingenuity and experimentation has been expended on the subject of the correction of high refractive errors, particularly the high hyperopia of aphakic eyes. Various procedures were tried in an attempt to neutralize permanently all or most of the refractive error. The plastic lenses of Ridley behind the iris diaphragm, the plastic lenses of Strampelli and his successors, between the iris and the cornea, the use of contact lenses in front of the cornea, and the attempts at intracorneal lenses are all in the records. We have used corneal contact lenses for this condition, but we found that they had definite limitations, particularly in the elderly. We have been following the work of Jose Barraquer of Bogota, Columbia, who has been making lenses out of corneal material by freezing it and turning the frozen tissue on a lathe. The

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