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October 1964

Diagnostic Procedures in Pediatric Ophthalmology.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1964;72(4):586-587. doi:10.1001/archopht.1964.00970020586037

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It is a truism that the care of children's eyes offers certain intrinsic problems. The most troublesome of these arise from the poor attention span and general lack of cooperation manifested by very young patients. Methods of examination are therefore of special importance in such cases.

Several books on pediatric ophthalmology have been published. These almost invariably deal with those diseases which are confined to youngsters or which because of the structural and functional immaturity of young eyes behave differently in children. This work, on the contrary, deals chiefly with examination and diagnosis. Of course, a certain amount of latitude is necessary—it would be difficult to detail the act of seeking without some mention of the object sought.

The 27 contributors have done their work efficiently, and the ophthalmologist will find here many valuable methods to help him with his young patients.

He will be especially grateful for assistance in

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