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December 1940

Das Schielen und seine Behandlung.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;24(6):1279. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00870060221023

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The author attempts to give within a limited space a survey, intended for the ophthalmologic practitioner, of the knowledge pertaining to concomitant strabismus. The fundamental physiologic concepts which, since set forth by Hering and Bielschowsky, have formed the basis for the understanding of the pathologic phenomena of squint, are touched on in a few sentences. The procedures to be followed in the examination of patients are then discussed, and the forms and causes of latent and manifest convergent, divergent and vertical strabismus are described. The author next lays down the principles of conservative and orthoptic treatment of these various forms and devotes the last chapter to the operative treatment of squint. Jameson's recession and Verhoeff's suture for advancement are mentioned.

The value of this brief exposé is, necessarily, restricted. The presentation is too concise to be sufficiently detailed for any one not thoroughly familiar with this difficult subject; the beginner

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