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November 1943

The Extra-Ocular Muscles: An Outline.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1943;30(5):704-705. doi:10.1001/archopht.1943.00880230136017

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This short pamphlet, being in outline form, is not easy reading ; yet it contains an amazing amount of factual material, which probably cannot be found in any current textbook. Only one serious omission is noted. Under "Orthoptic Training," exercises for development of fusion in cases of alternating and monocular strabismus are given in considerable detail, without any mention of abnormal retinal correspondence. Apparently, the author was unaware of the disastrous results that are almost inevitable when exercises are undertaken without due consideration of the retinal correspondence. Such an omission is regrettable in a work that is otherwise sound.

Possibly the author believed that the cover test for diagnosis of a muscle anomaly has been so widely accepted that it needed only to be named. Unfortunately, this is not true, and by describing other tests in detail he has failed to give the cover test its proper emphasis. To find tenotomy

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