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Article
December 1935

RELATION OF STRABISMUS TO RIGHT OR LEFT SIDEDNESS

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MINNEAPOLIS

Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;14(6):947-956. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840120085009
Abstract

As in the past, the problem of strabismus continues to be a subject of much discussion. Although many phases of it are well understood, there still are some which are not. That ophthalmologists are not in possession of all the facts related to it is evidenced by the unsatisfactory therapeutic results in certain cases. In searching for the reason for these, one must conclude that treatment is not based on a thorough knowledge of the mechanism involved. It is true one is familiar with certain etiologic factors, related for the most part to the peripheral mechanism. However, it must be admitted that knowledge regarding the higher centers is still meager. A better understanding of this central control, including its location, its method of functioning and its relation to other higher cerebral processes, would greatly facilitate knowledge of its dysfunctions and its rôle in the production of squint. Ophthalmologists

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