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July 1966

Anatomy, Physiology and Optics of the Eye.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1966;76(1):156. doi:10.1001/archopht.1966.03850010158031

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Mr. Stephenson has written a handbook for students who wish to prepare for the British Orthoptic Examinations. The book is a condensation of anatomy, physiology, and optics of the eye rather than a simplified text, so that one would require basic instruction in these subjects prior to reading Mr. Stephenson's book. For this reason, it fails to meet the still present need of a comprehensive simplified text for training orthoptists.

The American orthoptist will find Mr. Stephenson's ideas occasionally at variance with what he has learned. For example, the author states that the primary action of the obliques is elevation and depression while he has been taught that the primary action of the obliques is torsion. On the other hand, the American orthoptist will find it interesting to learn the scope of information that his British counterpart is expected to acquire. The book is marked by numerous typographical errors notably

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