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December 20, 1913

Eye-Strain in Every-Day Practice.

JAMA. 1913;61(25):2264. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350260062033

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Abstract

This is a collection of articles on eye-strain published by the author during the past ten years, the last one being the Middle-more postgraduate lecture delivered in Birmingham in December, 1910. Mr. Stephenson well represents the newer ophthalmology. He is one of those who study the patient as well as the eye, and whose interest is not entirely absorbed by pathology and surgery. With reference to eye-strain as the cause of all our ills, he takes a wise middle ground, criticizing both the extreme enthusiasts and the unbelievers. He quotes many cases from his large experience which aptly illustrate the common and the uncommon effects on comfort and health of uncorrected and imperfectly corrected errors of refraction. He emphasizes repeatedly the importance of complete cycloplegia in the study of these cases, and puts no age limit on the use of cycloplegics. He calls attention again and again to the often

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