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September 5, 1891

THE FULL, CORRECTION OF AMETROPIA.Read in the Section of Ophthalmology, at the Forty-second Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Washington, D. C., May, 1891.

Author Affiliations

PROFESSOR OF DISEASES OF THE EVE IN THE PHILADELPHIA POLYCLINIC, AND SURGEON to WILLS' EYE HOSPITAL.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(10):355-359. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410880003001a

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Abstract

There is fairly general agreement that theoretically the emmetropie eye is the ideal eye; that it approaches its work under the most favorable conditions, that its possessor is to be congratulated, and that when an amctropic eye suffers from strain, one of the most important things that can be done for it—no matter what the kind of arnetropia, no matter what its grade—is to give it the optical aids that will make the conditions under which it works more nearly approach those of the emmetropie eye. But in practice, I am aware that very many of you will not agree to follow the logical train to its legitimate sequence, that the best optical aid that you can furnish the ametropic eye is that which will most exactly conform its conditions of labor to those of the emmetropie eye; that is, the full correction of its arnetropia.

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