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May 31, 1947

Squint and Convergence: A Study in Di-Ophthalmology

JAMA. 1947;134(5):488. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880220072036

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This small volume is a culmination of work done and articles printed in the literature over a period of the last twenty-five years. The trend of the author's thoughts and somewhat radical ideas were presented in a previous volume entitled "Indications for the Kinetic Treatment of the Eyes." The basic idea of this new physiologic approach to the correction of convergent strabismus is that fusion is a function of the nervous system integration and therefore is wholly independent of any refractive error. A battery of prisms is passed before each eye in increasing strength until the patient's abduction or divergence insufficiency is overcome. The refractive error remains uncorrected. The last half of the volume is completed with case reports and results. Stutterheim's colleagues have shown little desire to follow his work, either to corroborate it or to find fault. Until others have taken the time and effort to verify his

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