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June 1934


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Attending Surgeon, Wills Hospital PHILADELPHIA

Arch Ophthalmol. 1934;11(6):950-955. doi:10.1001/archopht.1934.00830130032004

While the importance of thorough examination for the correction of functional weakness and discomfort is clearly recognized and taught in postgraduate instruction, and while the subject may seem trite, I still feel that the study of muscular weakness and particularly of convergence insufficiencies is not as carefully followed as it should be. Moreover, the methods for its correction are so various that a certain amount of confusion exists in the minds of many as to the benefits to be obtained in the face of the time required to deal adequately with it and the difficulty of arousing sufficient willingness and persistence on the part of the patient to enable him to follow the treatment to a definite conclusion.

It has been my experience that the knowledge gained in postgraduate instruction is not carried out in clinical work, and that the possibilities for good results in the correction

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