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September 1935

IS FULL CORRECTION OF VALUE IN CHECKING THE PROGRESS OF MYOPIA?

Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;14(3):464-472. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840090150011
Abstract

The question of the importance of the effect of full correction on the progress of myopia has been disturbing my peace of mind for a number of years. It is only natural that during the years spent at the ophthalmic clinic at the University of Bern I devoted part of the time to the study of the problem. The enormous amount of material, consisting of 20,188 clinical patients, was made available through the courtesy of Professor Siegrist, director of the clinic. The results of this work are submitted in the hope of bringing some solution to the question as yet unsolved.

A five year period, from 1916 to 1920, was selected, and the 2,166 persons with myopia, or 10.5 per cent of all the patients at the clinic, were studied. The study of the problem included: (1) an estimate of the average number of times a patient came to

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