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February 1965


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Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;73(2):303-304. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970030305028

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To the Editor:  It is amazing that Dr. Andrew de Roetth, whose work and opinion is so much respected, should so lightly dismiss recent progress in adapting cryosurgical techniques in ophthalmology with apparently little knowledge of the procedures and principles involved in cryoextraction (Arch Ophthal72:590-91, 1964).Much of the blame for this must certainly rest with those of us who have worked in this field, for remarkably little has appeared in the literature, to date, on this subject. Perhaps we are always skeptical of those who too forcefully endorse a surgical technique and have hesitated to "push" our own work into this category. Perhaps, too, we have been too cautious in claiming for cryoextraction the excellent results that can (and have) been demonstrated. Finally, instrumentation has only recently been refined to the point at which it may be used by any competent ophthalmic surgeon.My experience with cryosurgical

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