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May 7, 1927

THE EARLY AND MOST PRACTICAL ASSISTANCE IN CORRECTING THE COMMONEST TYPE OF STRABISMUS OR SQUINT

JAMA. 1927;88(19):1483. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.92680450026011c

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Abstract

In my experience, I find the most common type of strabismus the monolateral (one-sided convergent squint). In correcting this condition, I have found the method described here of value. The directions are arranged in the order in which they are to be followed from birth.

1. Beginning at birth, or as soon after as the squint appears, the mother or nurse is instructed, when holding the child in her arms, to hold it in such a position that at the sound of her voice or a touch of her hand the child rotates the affected eye in an outward direction (that is, in the opposite direction to which the eye is turned in the convergent squint).

2. The crib or cot in the nursery should be in such a position that when the nurse or mother enters, the child, at the sound of the voice, or at the touch, will turn

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