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October 1964

Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society: 99th Annual Meeting.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1964;72(4):587-588. doi:10.1001/archopht.1964.00970020587040

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The Transactions of the 99th Annual Meeting of the American Ophthalmological Society, 1963, includes many reports that are significant to ophthalmologists. The standard of writing is excellent, and a range of subjects is discussed. The papers presented by members of the society deal with studies of iridectomy in advanced angle closure glaucoma, di-isopropyl fluorophosphate in the treatment of esotropia, scleral cautery with iridectomy, vitelline macular degeneration, orbital reconstruction with polyvinyl sponge, chronic cyclitis, and other topics of similar concern.

The theses submitted for membership at this meeting were, for the most part, well-organized documents, entailing much work and considerable thought. The theses presented are the following:

  1. Metabolism of the Alloxan Diabetic Rat Retina, Andrew de Roetth, Jr., MD.

  2. Ocular Changes Due to Contact Lenses, Joseph M. Dixon, MD.

  3. The Role of Cholesterol in the Pathogenesis of Coats' Disease, James R. Duke, MD.

  4. The Ultrastructure of the Retinal Pigment Epithelium With

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