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The first Afro-Asian Congress of Ophthalmology was held in Cario, March 5, 1958. The Acta, which is the published account of the workings of the Congress, resembles in makeup that of the International Congress of Ophthalmology. In the 734 pages the administration and list of members are given. The statutes and meetings of the Council are reported, together with the meetings of the General Committee and the opening and closing ceremonies. The complete program of the Congress is presented in English and a résumé in Arabic, English, and French. Some of the discussions are also included. The main subjects were trachoma and the acute ophthalmias. Five symposia were held on glaucoma, cataract, atomic energy, endemic diseases of the Middle and Far East, and injuries of the eye. There were thirty-nine free papers. The printing and paper used are excellent, but the illustrations are only fair: they range from a few
Acta.. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1959;62(1):166. doi:10.1001/archopht.1959.04220010170024