he American Academy ofOphthalmology and its members are to be commended for the immediate response to the need at New York's World Trade Center tragedy of Sept. 11. We have heard from many physicians who volunteered their services both at ground zero and emergency rooms in the area. Their stories have unified us and made us proud to be Americans. We will be hearing stories of selfless acts for months, perhaps years. They, and all the groups who volunteered their services, deserve all the praise and recognition they have received.