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October 1940

RESULTS ACHIEVED BY ORTHOPTIC TRAINING IN THE CORRECTION OF STRABISMUS

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO
From the Department of Ophthalmology, Northwestern University Medical School.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;24(4):784-791. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00870040170015
Abstract

Since the value of orthoptics and its place in the general program of the treatment of squint are still matters for controversy among American ophthalmologists, a report of results obtained from such training over an extended period may aid in placing this method in its proper relation to other methods of treatment for strabismus. It is with this purpose that the following report is presented.

When speaking of orthoptics, not only fusion training is implied but other methods, such as occlusion and the use of atropine, prisms and bifocal lenses, are also included in the concept. In the orthoptic clinic at Northwestern University Medical School usually a combination of these methods is employed. The particular combination employed depends on the specific need of the patient. However, every person receives fusion training with one of the major amblyoscopes or the rotoscope. Exercises are given only once a week, and no home

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