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Article
August 1957

Children's Eye Problems.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1957;58(2):316-318. doi:10.1001/archopht.1957.00940010328029

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Abstract

The aim of this book is stated "to provide the pediatrician and the general practitioner with a practical, usable guide to the understanding of children's eye problems and, at the same time, to present to the ophthalmologist a plan for dealing with the child as a whole by emphasizing environmental, psychologic, hereditary and systemic influences." This comprehensive and worthy goal is difficult to attain within the space of 175 pages. Apparently in an effort to cover a broad field, the author has given very few specific and practical details which might be of use in the management of children's eye problems.

The techniques for examination of the eye seem inadequate, even for a pediatrician, for example, in recommending ophthalmoscopy at a distance of 1 ft. from the eye to detect the presence or absence of a red reflex. Almost one page is spent on the measurement of the height of

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