[Skip to Navigation]
Article
July 1941

CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE TREATMENT OF SQUINT

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA
From the Squint Clinic of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1941;26(1):38-56. doi:10.1001/archopht.1941.00870130054006
Abstract

In 1934 and 1935 I published several articles1 on the construction of the squint clinic at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and the technic followed there. Since that time this department has continued to function, independent of the eye dispensary.

This report is based on a study of 56 privately referred patients and 72 dispensary patients. Each group received orthoptic treatment by a trained technician under my supervision. Among the 56 patients referred to my office for private treatment there were only 6 with unilateral squint ; the remainder had the alternating type. Four of the latter had alternating divergent squint. The dispensary group consisted of 36 patients with alternating squint, 3 with alternating divergent squint and 34 with unilateral squint.

The larger percentage of patients with alternating squint in both groups is accounted for in part by the fact that, since alternating squint is very difficult to cure, many

Add or change institution
×