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May 1982

Descemet's Membrane Ruptures-Reply

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(5):844. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030030848033

In Reply.  —The comments of Dr Quigley are interesting and worthy of consideration. Congenital glaucoma may be excluded in our group of patients for various reasons. As mentioned in our article, the corneal breaks were vertical and not horizontal or concentric with the limbus in the periphery (inconsistent with glaucoma). Also described in our article were the myopic retinal changes in the histories of cases 1 through 4. Not included in our article were the specific findings that the disc changes were those of a myopic configuration, rather than a glaucomatous excavation, and the corneal diameters were normal in all our patients.The IOPs for five of our seven patients have been recorded between 14 and 19 mm Hg. In no case was the IOP greater in the involved eye than in the fellow eye. The IOPs were unavailable for two patients, and these patients are unavailable for follow-up.We