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September 1959

The Preservation of Eyesight.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1959;62(3):539-540. doi:10.1001/archopht.1959.04220030195036

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This book was prepared by a consultative Committee on the Preservation of Eyesight to explain in nontechnical language how the eyes may be protected, how misuse may be prevented, and what the ordinary diseases are which affect mankind. It is directed to the lay public and contains information regarding the structure and the function of the eye. A chapter on lighting and eyesight is useful for ophthalmologists. The common affections of the eye are listed; the methods of prevention of diseases and injuries of the eye in industry, methods for testing eyes and the prescribing of spectacles, and information on the eye in old age and blindness are included.

The value of any book of this character rests on the selection of material. The majority of subjects given space here represent information which the public should have, but there are far too many pages taken up with rare conditions which

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