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May 1965


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Florence St Danvers, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;73(5):758-760. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970030760029

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To the Editor:  An article by Tom Harbin, MD, entitled "Correction of Spastic Entropion, an Effective Cautery Technique" appeared in the April 1965 issue of the Archives.His excellent results in the correction of this common condition by the use of cautery would be of great satisfaction to the late Dr. Ziegler, not only because Dr. Ziegler seems to have been the original proponent of this method, but also because there seem to be very few oculists currently using cautery for this problem. The lack of consistent results with any one form of treatment is probably the reason for the great volume of literature and the numerous operations described for this annoying defect.I share with Dr. Ziegler and Dr. Harbin their enthusiasm and confidence in this choice of treatment. During the last 12 years I have had the opportunity to treat or supervise the treatment of at least 70

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