For nearly thirty years partial or graduated tenotomy for the correction of heterophoria has been on trial. It at once received the attention of numerous advocates and opponents. The reports presented by Stevens and later by Ranney and others were confirmed or disapproved according to the experience of individual observers. There seem to be still a few who doubt the possibility of obtaining a result from a partial tenotomy, and others who doubt the efficacy of any operative interference in correcting heterophoria. The value of the operation can only be judged by a careful study of a large number of cases extending over a long period of time, recorded by many observers.
LEGITIMATE PARTIAL TENOTOMY.
It is not my purpose to discuss in this paper the pros and cons of the questions involved in the study of the relation of certain forms of imbalance of the ocular muscles and eye
COLBURN JE. THE PRESENT STATE OF OUR KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING SO-CALLED PARTIAL OR GRADUATED TENOTOMIES AND THE HETEROPHORIAS.. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(7):373–375. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480330027001g
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