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November 1943

GUIDES IN THE OPERATIVE (COSMETIC) TREATMENT OF NONACCOMMODATIVE CONCOMITANT SQUINT IN ADULTS

Arch Ophthalmol. 1943;30(5):593-602. doi:10.1001/archopht.1943.00880230025003
Abstract

The question as to how one can be guided in determining the amount of operative correction and the selection of the proper muscles for operation for relief of squint has been raised many times. Many diverse answers have been given. The amount of correction described as obtainable with a measured amount of shortening or lengthening of a specified muscle has varied greatly. So many variable factors were found in the reports that it was felt that a series of operations for squint in which the variables were minimized would give valuable information. Such a series of operations were performed at the Barnes General Hospital during a period of approximately one year.

MATERIAL AND METHOD  The group consisted of 65 operations on the internal and external rectus muscles of male Army personnel, ranging in age from 20 to 49 years. All operations were performed by the same surgeon. No patients with

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