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March 1934

SOME POSSIBILITIES OF ORTHOPTIC TRAINING: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF A CONTROL GROUP AND A TREATED GROUP OF PATIENTS WITH SQUINT, WITH REMARKS CONCERNING THE TECHNIC USED IN ORTHOPTIC TRAINING

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO
From the Department of Ophthalmology, Northwestern University Medical School.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1934;11(3):433-461. doi:10.1001/archopht.1934.00830100055004
Abstract

The status of the orthoptic treatment of squint and the anomalies of muscle balance is not definitely established. Many ophthalmologists regard its results as unreliable and not worthy of the effort involved. Exaggerated reports of results by spectacular instruments in the hands of irregular practitioners have tended to cast discredit on the whole method of procedure.

On the other hand, a number of favorable reports have appeared in recent years by ophthalmologists whose judgment cannot be lightly set aside. Notable among these is Ernest Maddox, whose organization of special groups for orthoptic training in London has stimulated interest in the subject among many ophthalmologists.

Ophthalmologists, however, who are authorities and whose experiences extend over years do not always agree concerning the percentage of recoveries secured by orthoptic treatment, the ages of the patients who are benefited most by orthoptic treatment and the causes of squint, which will not be

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