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October 1964

The Oculomotor System.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1964;72(4):585-586. doi:10.1001/archopht.1964.00970020585034

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The Oculomotor System is a report, complete with discussions, of the symposium organized by Dr. Bender and held on April 14 and 15, 1961, in New York City. The contributors include eight neurologists, four neurophysiologists, four anatomists, two ophthalmologists, and one each for otolaryngology, physiologic optics, psychology, psychiatry, and pharmacology. The book attempts to cover all research revelant to the oculomotor system, and, as a result, a great proportion of the material concerns the anatomy and physiology of monkeys, cats, and other laboratory animals. There is a great temptation in this book to convey direct implications to the human oculomotor system from work done on animals. This temptation proved too great for a few panelists, but as a group, the authors did not weaken.

None of the authors found a convergence center (which casts even further doubt on some ophthalmologists' concept of a divergence center). Vertical eye movements were found

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