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May 22, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(21):1613-1614. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.26720470002006b

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Four cases of strabismus in one family are sufficiently rare to justify this report.

Mrs. C. S., aged 46, seen at Stanford University Eye Clinic, July 14, 1925, had had fourteen children, nine of whom were living. Her right eye had always turned out. The eldest six living children and her husband have straight eyes. The eyes of the youngest three children turn in. These children were of normal birth and always healthy. The mother had always enjoyed good health. As far as can be ascertained, there is no history of strabismus on either the maternal or the paternal side of the family.

Retinoscopy of the mother and the children was done under atropine mydriasis. The examination of the fundi in all these cases was negative. Lenses did not improve their visions nor straighten out the eyes.

Examination of the vision of Mrs. C. S. revealed: O. D.= hand movement;

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