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October 1936

CHOICE OF A SURGICAL PROCEDURE FOR STRABISMUS

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SAN DIEGO, CALIF.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1936;16(4):642-648. doi:10.1001/archopht.1936.00840220100007
Abstract

P. Chalmers Jameson in the beginning of a paper read before the American Ophthalmological Society on June 27, 1932, made the following observation:

On visiting different clinics abroad and at home and on interrogating various surgeons, one is struck by the fact that while there are many operations on ocular muscles in existence, usually only one is used by each surgeon or clinic, or one routine is practiced and advocated for the correction of most of the types of squint and this selection is based more on the surgeon's leaning toward a favored operation than on the consideration of that which is best adapted for the particular type of squint which exists.

That such a tendency exists has been to me a matter of thought and concern.

No one operation is or can be ideal in all cases. Should one argue that because a girdiron incision is to

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