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April 1958

Practical Refraction.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;59(4):631-632. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940050187033

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The material for this book on the practical aspects of refraction was derived from the teaching of residents and postgraduate students in Philadelphia. It does not consider—and therefore is intended to supplement books on—anatomy, physiology, geometric and physiologic optics, heterophoria, and motility disorders. In exceedingly clear style, different refraction techniques are applied to the problems of patients, with sufficient nontechnical background material for understanding of the principles used, e. g., subjective methods in the determination of astigmatism and accommodation and special problems in handling the hypermetropic, myopic, and presbyopic patient. An evaluation of the use of the latest cycloplegic drugs is given. There is a short chapter on the indications for the use of contact lenses and an excellent discussion of the various types of ophthalmic lenses with their advantages and disadvantages in specific types of cases. This should help the ophthalmologist greatly in prescribing the correct form of lens

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