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October 1957

FIXATION PATTERNS IN STRABISMIC AMBLYOPIA

Author Affiliations

Evanston, Ill.
Iowa City

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1957;58(4):606. doi:10.1001/archopht.1957.00940010623013

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —We appreciate the opportunity of replying to the letter of Drs. Givner and Brock in the matter of the "transfer test" in amblyopic eyes.

  1. It was of interest to us to note that the authors agree that the status of the retinal correspondence is a limiting factor in their test, since this was not evident from their original publication.

  2. This is all the more important, because of the sweeping conclusion of the authors that "only about 20% of persons with uniocular amblyopia fixate along the central-foveal axis of the poor eye on occlusion of the good eye." Surely, such a conclusion cannot be drawn from a test which by its nature excludes a very large number of amblyopes.

  3. In view of this, it is not clear how Givner and Brock can claim that their tests were conducted on unselected amblyopes. We did not select our patients and

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