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January 1933


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Akron, Ohio

Arch Ophthalmol. 1933;9(1):103. doi:10.1001/archopht.1933.00830010114010

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Ophthalmologists who were trained in the use of the retinoscope with the reflected light have gotten accustomed to it and either do not like the electric retinoscope or do not care to go to the expense of purchasing one, which is several times the price of the ordinary retinoscopic mirror. However, the problem of the glare from the reflection light in retinoscopy comes up quite often in the literature. Like so many of my fellows, I am quite sensitive to strong light, and I am annoyed and my eyes are blinded by looking into the bright light at retinoscopy. I have experimented with all manner of contrivances to avoid the glare ; I occluded my left eye, but found that I was helpless with only monocular vision; I tried using just a pin hole sight in my left eye, but this did not work ; I tried holding my hand up

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