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August 1966


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Carrera 13 No. 48-56 Bogota, Colombia SA

Arch Ophthalmol. 1966;76(2):309. doi:10.1001/archopht.1966.03850010311029

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To the Editor:  I am writing concerning the paper "Prophylactic Photocoagulation of Toxoplasmic Retinochoroiditis" by Dr. Harold E. Spalter and colleagues in the January 1966 issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology, which I enjoyed very much.I have been working in the same subject for several years, and for whatever interest it may have, I would like to inform you that I reported 25 cases of this nature in a paper, "Light Coagulation in Recurrent Retinochoroiditis," which was first presented with fundus photographs at the VII Pan American Congress of Ophthalmology in Montreal, Canada, in September 1964. It later was published in the February 1965 issue of the Archivos de la Sociedad Oftalmologica Hispano-Americana (Madrid).A goal that I was seeking with the light coagulation of Meyer-Schwickerath was the prevention of recurrences in cases of toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis. Therefore, I have used this procedure in healed cases, in recurrences appearing in

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