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To the Editor.
—In the Annual Review of Strabismus of 1971, Dr. Reinecke referred to what he improperly called the South American Congress of Strabismology held in Mar del Plata, Argentina.The meeting alluded to was the Third Congress of the Latin-American Council of Strabismology (CLADE), which was attended by over 300 Latin-American ophthalmologists and many specially invited guests. Dr. Reinecke was our guest and he delighted us with excellent expositions.The Latin-American Council of Strabismology gathers more than 200 strabologists of Latin America. Its foundation led to the organization of national centers, which have given a permanent structure to the unity and scientific research between Spanishand Portuguese-speaking strabologists.This entity has organized numerous meetings, group work, specialized courses, training of orthoptists, and other activities.What the CLADE has done up to now has considerably contributed to raise the scientific level in Latin-American countries.This explanation is meant to
Prieto-Díaz J. Strabismus. Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;90(1):85. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000050087020