This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
The letter from Dr. Rosen was referred to Dr. Christensen who offers the following reply:
To the Editor:
The following is in response to criticisms by Dr. Emanuel Rosen of the article on "Pathogenesis of Shallow Chamber Angle Closure Glaucoma."Dr. Rosen states that the operation suggested by us has been described by Scott and Smith in the British Journal of Ophthalmology as "Retrolental Decompression." In our article we were not describing a new operation and I hope we made no such implication. We were simply testing our thesis concerning the pathogenesis of shallow chamber narrow angle glaucoma by aspirating fluid from the posterior vitreous cavity and simultaneously dilating the pupil. We were primarily interested in the effect upon the depth of the chamber and control of the pressure. Dr. Rosen then states that the aspirated fluid is derived from the sinus which lies anterior to the anterior hyaloid membrane.
Christensen L. PATHOGENESIS OF GLAUCOMA-Reply. Arch Ophthalmol. 1966;76(3):466–467. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archopht.1966.03850010468038
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: