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December 1982

Bilateral Sixth-Nerve Palsy

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Burlington, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(12):1974. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030040954020

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To the Editor.  —My attention was recently called to an interesting article entitled "Bilateral Sixth-Nerve Palsy: A Rare Complication of Water-Soluble Contrast Myelography," written by Miller et al and published in the April Archives (1982;100:603-604). On reading the article, I was chagrined to realize that the authors did not know what water-soluble myelographic contrast agents were. The agent that they described, iophendylate, is Pantopaque, which is a mixture of ethyl esters of isomeric iodophenylundecylic acids containing bound organic iodine. Thus, even the title is inaccurate and casts a disparaging cloud on the article.

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