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June 1973

Television as a Distance Fixation Apparatus

Author Affiliations

New Orleans
From the Department of Ophthalmology, US Public Health Service Hospital, New Orleans. Effective July 1, 1973, Dr. Weaver will be in Brainerd, Minn.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(6):503-504. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040505013

A portable transistorized television set as a distance fixation target for both adults and children has been used clinically. The novelty of this apparatus is enhanced by turning off the audio portion of the set. Such a device is readily available, inexpensive, and easily serviced.