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August 1941


Arch Ophthalmol. 1941;26(2):260-264. doi:10.1001/archopht.1941.00870140110007

The term "orthoptics" has been used by various authors to cover every phase of the treatment of strabismus, even the operation. I prefer to reserve the use of it for the nonsurgical treatment, but, believing that there is general agreement as to the employment of glasses and occlusion, I intend to confine my remarks to the portion of the work usually allotted to the orthoptic technician.

The ophthalmologist's problem is to try to evaluate orthoptics. A fair appraisal of orthoptic methods is a task that has confronted ophthalmologists for many years, and it remains a challenge to those who have taken special interest in this work.

Written reports of results of orthoptic treatment are provocative but far from convincing in the majority of instances. The great variation in the classification of cases ; the lack of concise definitions of terms and methods, and the complete absence of unanimity as to criteria

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