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June 1963


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2100 N Orange Ave Orlando, Fla

Arch Ophthalmol. 1963;69(6):839-840. doi:10.1001/archopht.1963.00960040845035

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To the Editor:  —Dr. Robert J. Brockhurst, in his recent editorial, professes and promotes the view that full iridectomy as opposed to peripheral iridectomy is desirable in cataract surgery. It appears that his prime consideration in expressing this view is related to the difficulty in dilating a round pupil in the event an individual secondarily develops a retinal detachment. Although these comments are inherently a common sense approach to the situation it has been my finding on numerous occasions that this type of general impression handed down from an elder ophthalmologist to his junior is not too frequently based on fact. I should be very interested to review some substantiating figures as to the difficulty in doing detachment surgery on an individual with round iridectomy as opposed to full iridectomy.In the area in which I practice I find patients have considerable difficulty in bright sunlight when they have been

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