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November 1977

Psychiatric Problems in Ophthalmology

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(11):2080. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450110174028

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This is an interesting compilation of contributions by ophthalmologists and psychiatrists concerning various problems of ophthalmology that have a psychiatric overlay. Fascinating is the first chapter on the psychologic importance of the eye. Another valuable chapter deals with the reaction of a patient to the loss of his sight. The emotional aspects of a child hospitalized for a strabismus operation are dealt with adequately and informatively. The factitial eye problems should always be kept in mind when the physician is dealing with an unexplainable external eye condition.