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April 1988

On Prostaglandins and Ocular Fluid Dynamics-Reply

Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(4):449-450. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060130491012

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In Reply.  —Dr Waitzman objects to the fact that in my recent editorial I cited "a report by Eakins published in 1977" instead of a 1967 article by Waitzman and King. However, the former is not a report but a review of relevant contributions, including those of Waitzman and King. I could not have put the article by Waitzman and King in its proper perspective in a brief editorial without appearing overly critical.Dr Waitzman also objects to the citation of a statement from one of my own "reports," stating that it is "only a hypothesis and is not necessarily fact." Again, that publication is not a report but an extensive review that includes over 100 references, most of them in support of the hypothesis in question. I do prefer to think in terms of hypotheses. Hypotheses are logical and convenient springboards in our quest for understanding the living state,

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