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October 28, 1893

SOME REMARKS ON SQUINT AND ITS TREATMENT.Read in the Section on Ophthalmology, at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(18):647-649. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420700015001g

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Abstract

To all observing ophthalmic surgeons it is evident that the common operation for converging squint is by no means perfected, and, I am inclined to think that many of my hearers are willing to join me in the belief, that, of all the operations on the eye, excepting perhaps iridectomy in acute inflammatory glaucoma, that for squint is the most difficult, and yet, there is scarcely a traveling quack or recent postgraduate enthusiast who will not tenotomize a rectus muscle, at any time, on any patient, and for any fee. Some years ago I was regretting the difficulties in this operation in the company of some, of the members of this section, when I was astonished to learn that, for some ophthalmic surgeons the correction of strabismus was child's play and almost beneath the dignity of an eye clinic. Why is this? Because in childhood it is very easy to

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