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October 26, 1901


Author Affiliations

Ophthalmologist to the Arapahoe County Hospital; Consultant in Ophthalmology to St. Anthony's Hospital, Denver; Emeritus Professor of Diseases of the Eye, Philadelphia Polyclinic. DENVER, COLO.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(17):1087-1090. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.62470430011001b

Important as is the operative treatment of squint, it is less widely applicable than the non-operative treatment. A large proportion of cases may be cured without operation. The number so cured will increase, as it becomes customary to resort to the proper measures, as soon as the deviation is noticed. But in all cases some non-operative treatment is essential to effect a perfect cure. It may not be required only in that small class of operative cases in which binocular vision and normal ocular movements are not hoped for; but in which by operation we may lessen a deformity that we can not wholly remove.

The non-operative treatment for strabismus includes the entire treatment of many cases, and the earliest treatment for all. The indications to be met by it are: 1, to bring about normal innervation of the muscles concerned in ocular movements, by the removal and exclusion of

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