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October 26, 1901


Author Affiliations
JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(17):1090-1094. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.62470430014001c

Though a somewhat hackneyed subject, the last word has not yet been spoken upon the strabismus operation, nor will it be for many years to come. While without doubt it is true that excellent results may be obtained in the correction of strabismus by a variety of operative procedures, it is also true, as I think every operator present will acknowledge, that there is a diversity in the results of this operation which plainly indicates that perfection has not yet been obtained. I offer no apology for occupying your time with the consideration of a department of ophthalmic surgery on which such diverse opinions are expressed as we may find in the text-books and articles which appear from time to time on the various phases of this subject.

An analysis of the opinions expressed by a limited number of operators of national and even international reputation will show a divergence