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April 1964


Author Affiliations

Director, Contact Lens Clinics Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital 210 E 64th St New York, NY 10021

Arch Ophthalmol. 1964;71(4):607-608. doi:10.1001/archopht.1964.00970010622046

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To the Editor:  —I read with great consternation the editorial by Dr. Arthur Keeney, "To Haptic or Not to Haptic." I should like to comment on this editorial sequentially as it was written.Dr. Keeney initially discusses the complexities of full understanding between nations. This sweeping observation may be appropriate to the world of politics but it certainly does not apply to medicine. If anything, the language of medicine is the one true international means of communication. At any rate, Dr. Ridley had no difficulty communicating to me. I was most impressed by his review in International Ophthalmology Clinics (2:687-716, 1962).This impression was reinforced after hearing his paper at the AMA meeting last June. At that time we implemented the organization of a scleral contact lens unit, fashioned after the Ridley model, at the New York Downstate Medical Center. Working with a technician trained in the Ridley technique, which

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