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Article
December 1961

PLEOPTICS

Author Affiliations

Georgetown University Hospital 3800 Reservoir Rd., N.W. Washington 7, D.C.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1961;66(6):923-925. doi:10.1001/archopht.1961.00960010925030

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —This is written with reference to the article "Results of Pleoptics in the Management of Amblyopia with Eccentric Fixation" by Herve M. Byron, M.D. (A.M.A. Archives of Ophthalmology, 63:675, 1960):The general interest in pleoptics is increasing. This welcome trend is reflected in the increasing number of papers published and dealing in particular with the long-neglected problem of eccentric fixation. Sometimes we cannot resist the impression that the frequency and, therefore, importance of eccentric fixation in amblyopic eyes has actually been unjustly minimized in the past. On the other hand, one cannot be careful enough in his description and claims when advocating a relatively new clinical method. Otherwise, disappointment of other workers becomes unavoidable and, even worse, the entire method may fall into undeserved discredit. It is for both these reasons that I would like to bring the following modifications to the attention of your readers.

  1. Historically,

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