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May 1998

Error in "Conclusions" Section of Abstract

Arch Ophthalmol. 1998;116(5):597. doi:10.1001/archopht.116.5.597

In the article titled "Aqueous Humor Uric Acid and Ascorbic Acid Concentrations and Outcome of Trabeculectomy," in the March issue of the ARCHIVES (Arch Ophthalmol. 1998;116:281-285), extraneous copy was accidentally included in the "Conclusions" section of the structured abstract. The correctly worded "Conclusions" section is printed here. The journal regrets the error.

Conclusions: Uric acid levels were higher at the time of surgery in eyes that had unsuccessful outcomes than in those with successful outcomes. No significant difference in ascorbic acid levels was detectable. A higher uric acid level in the aqueous humor is a risk factor for trabeculectomy failure and might be tested as a prognostic indicator.