The Memphis Orthoptic Clinic, available to all ophthalmologists in that city, has been in operation for the past ten years. It was organized in a frank spirit of skepticism ; because of this feeling, its facilities have been available to patients without special reference to expense, this provision allowing the ophthalmologists of the city to refer to it patients with any type of muscular condition for treatment for as long as seems desirable. We have studied the records of the clinic to determine whether it has justified its existence.
In the last five years, 958 patients were seen at least once for examination and diagnosis, with a large number of whom members of the staff were able to maintain personal contact. Of the latter number, 345 were found suitable for orthoptic training and have come at varying periods for such training. For the past year, the two groups, the patients who