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From the Archives of the Archives
August 2003

A look at the past . . .

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Arch Ophthalmol. 2003;121(8):1210. doi:10.1001/archopht.121.8.1210

Since Donders thirty-five years ago laid down the principles for treating myopia with glasses nothing has been changed . . . For the past five years Pfalz has given the full correction for constant wear, sometimes prescribing a weaker glass for near at first, and gradually working up to the full correction. His patients have been followed up carefully and tabulated, and he finds that the increase in myopia is much less in persons wearing the full correction.

Reference:Arch Ophthalmol. 1902;31:41.