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From the Archives of the Archives
February 1999

Book Review

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Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(2):232. doi:10.1001/archopht.117.2.232

Ophthalmology During the War and in the Future


The distinguished ophthalmologists briefly reviewed the developments in ophthalmology during the war years and offered predictions as to the direction of future investigations. In ophthalmic surgery, technics of dealing with intraocular foreign bodies were revolutionized, and the ingenious Berman locator was devised. Concepts of the minute central localization of the visual functions were put on a secure observational basis. Novel and fruitful suggestions in the fitting of artificial eyes were made. In ophthalmic medicine, the greatest advance was made in chemotherapy. Knowledge of the optics of gunsights, range finders, periscopes, graticules, and viewing and scanning devices; uses of goggles; problems of dazzle, scatter and haze, and above all, of night vision and dark adaptation have increased beyond all bounds.