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February 1965


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Institute of Ophthalmology 635 W 165th St New York, NY 10032

Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;73(2):304. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970030305029

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Dr. Bellows letter was referred to Dr. de Roetth, who offers the following reply:

To the Editor:  I am glad to see that Dr. Bellows' experience with the use of the cryoextractor in cataract surgery has been so satisfactory thus far. It is not surprising that his views differ from mine since it is to be expected that early in the course of a new line of research various investigators will have different approaches to the subject.It must seem obvious to the careful reader of the editorial that my main purpose was to sound a note of warning concerning this new surgical approach in ophthalmology. To me, caution and conservatism have always seemed good policies in any field of eye surgery, and this type of approach seems even more applicable when we are faced with a brand new surgical technique. Results of any new surgical procedure cannot be evaluated

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