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Angle Involvement and Glaucoma in Patients With Biopsy-Proven Iris Melanoma: A Response—Reply

Samira Khan, MD; Paul T. Finger, MD; Guo-Pei Yu, MD, MPH; Lubna Razzaq, MD; Martine J. Jager, MD; Rob J. W. de Keizer, MD; Per Sandkull, MD; Stefan Seregard, MD; Daniel Gologorsky, MD; Amy C. Schefler, MD; Timothy G. Murray, MD; Tero Kivelä, MD; Gian Paolo Giuliari, MD; Hugh McGowan, MD; E. Rand Simpson, MD; Christine Corriveau, MD; Sarah E. Coupland, MBBS, PhD; Bertil E. Damato, MD
Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130(9):1229-1231. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2012.1677.
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We thank Dr Silbert for pointing out particular aspects of our article.1 Although the title of his letter focuses on angle involvement in iris melanocytic lesions, he also comments on secondary glaucoma and histopathology. We indeed referenced his landmark article entitled “Are Most Iris ‘Melanomas’ Really Nevi? A Clinicopathologic Study of 189 Lesions,” also published in the Archives 30 years earlier in 1981.2 Our statement that not all previously reported iris melanomas had been studied histopathologically was not specific to his article but was targeted to refer to the cumulative evidence documented in the 9 reports cited in our article.1


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September 1, 2012
Glenn R. Silbert, MD
Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130(9):1229-1231. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2012.1828.
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