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From the Archives of the Archives
May 11, 2009

A look at the past . . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 2009;127(5):665. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2009.92

Dr G. T. Stevens, of New York, spoke on A Suggestion Regarding An Element In The Ætiology Of Trachoma, in which he supported the theory that an anomalous position of the horizontal plane of the eyes was the cause of trachoma, the eyes being elevated and the nervous force of the eyelids and eye muscles pressing the eyes downward so as to see well below the horizontal plane being the exciting cause of trachoma in which the eye affected deviated upward more than other, and consequently suffered from the trachomatous disease, and was cured by proper lenses and muscular correction. The real causation of the deviation of the horizontal plane of the eyes was the result of the malformation of the skull.

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