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August 1969


Arch Ophthalmol. 1969;82(2):294. doi:10.1001/archopht.1969.00990020296029

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To the Editor.  —Being in a distant country I have only just received the Archives of March 1969 in which the above paper appeared by Laurence S. Harris and Miles A. Galin, on pp 356-358, who queried some aspects of a similar paper by me entitled "Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma: Investigations After Surgery for Pupil Block," Amer J Ophthal57:931-938 (June 6 1964). All cases of mixed glaucoma were excluded from my series and all cases were normotensive for some months before examination. The high pressure rises occurred only when angles were totally occluded by iris folding. The extreme examples are shown in my Table 3.Drs. Harris and Galin do not state the time they conducted their tests after the cyclopentolate instillation, nor do they give any indication of the amount of pupil dilatation. I waited a tedious 2½ hours each time. These eyes with normal tensions and outflow

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