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December 5, 1936

Squint Training

JAMA. 1936;107(23):1917. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770490071038

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In this booklet Miss Pugh has outlined in detail the non-surgical management of squint as it is practiced at the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital (Moorfields). The forms of squint are classified as to physical defects, refraction error, fusion defect and psychologic, and each class is discussed as to the results to be expected by orthoptic training. Then the methods of training are gone into in detail, according to the class of squint present, and end results are recorded. Considerable space is devoted to the various types of instruments used. In this connection it is interesting to note that no mention is made of instruments that involve motion, thereby tacitly refuting the extravagant claims of the American manufacturers of recent years. On the whole, the booklet is well written and informative. As it deals with the recent exacerbation of a fairly ancient topic and presents a balanced point of view, it

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