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To the Editor.
—In their recent paper on "Efferent Innervation of the Retina" in the Archives (80:98-103 [July] 1968), F. M. Honrubia, MD, and J. H. Elliott, MD, stated that "... Wolter described fibers ending in the wall of small retinal vessels which he felt were centrifugal in orientation; however, with his techniques he was not able to conclusively demonstrate the intraretinal course or pattern which these fibers take prior to their termination."The authors have failed to observe that seven years ago I demonstrated the same type of centrifugal nerves in the human retina, which they now rediscovered. Figure 13 of my paper on "Diabetic Retinopathy" in the American Journal of Ophthalmology (51:1123 [May] 1961) shows an example of such a centrifugal nerve and its branchings away from the disc. In addition to the description of this example of a normal centrifugal nerve, my paper also contains pathologic
Wolter JR. EFFERENT INNERVATION. Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;80(4):533–534. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.00980050535032
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