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December 1934

A FAMILY OF SQUINTERS

Author Affiliations

SAN FRANCISCO
From the Division of Ophthalmology, Stanford University Medical School.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1934;12(6):874-876. doi:10.1001/archopht.1934.00830190088009
Abstract

The occurrence of strabismus in the three youngest children of one family is rarely seen. In a previous communication,1 I reported strabismus in the mother and the three youngest children of one family. There were fourteen children in the family, nine of whom were living. As far as could be ascertained, there was no history of strabismus on either the maternal or the paternal side of the family.

The following report is of three cases of strabismus in a family of seven. The mother and father have straight eyes, and there is no history of strabismus in their families. The four oldest children, two boys and two girls, varying in ages from 13 to 19 years, have straight eyes. The youngest three children have strabismus.

Refraction of the youngest children was done under mydriasis with atropine.

REPORT OF CASES

Case 1.—The eldest child was a boy, aged 11

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