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From the Archives of the Archives
September 1999

A look at the past . . .

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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(9):1249. doi:10.1001/archopht.117.9.1249

The roots of the trouble go back very far. When aniseikonia was first presented to ophthalmologists, serious objections were raised by the leaders of the medial profession. These were never properly answered. Instead, exaggerated claims for aniseikonia were made which could not be substantiated. The cool reception by the members of the profession led, in turn, to an exaggerated sensitivity toward criticism, and an approach to less critical laymen was made in person or through the press which would not be approved by the members of the medial profession, either within or outside the Institute.