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October 1934

MOVEMENTS OF EYES UNDER COVER: A ROENTGEN OGRAPHIC STUDY

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SAN FRANCISCO
From the Divisions of Ophthalmology and Radiology, Stanford University Medical School.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1934;12(4):525-535. doi:10.1001/archopht.1934.00830170063008
Abstract

In ophthalmologic practice one uses eyepads merely to protect the eyes and eye pads and bandages to apply pressure to the eyelids and to the eyeballs.

Although the textbooks and the journals describe various types of eye pads and bandages, nowhere were we able to find any record of a study of the movements of the eyes while they are padded or bandaged. From a priori reasoning, we may assume that if one eye only is covered the covered eye continues to move in the directions of the movements of the uncovered eye, and from the same reasoning we may assume that if both eyes are covered tightly with bandages, no movement, or very little, takes place. In sleep it has been observed that the eyes move up.

The following investigation was undertaken to study roentgenographically the movements of the eyes under cover. We were fortunate to have an

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