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September 1966


Arch Ophthalmol. 1966;76(3):466-467. doi:10.1001/archopht.1966.03850010468038

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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.

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