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March 1968

International Ophthalmology Clinics—Strabismus

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;79(3):355. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.03850040357032

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The International Ophthalmology Clinics has chosen strabismus as the subject of this particular volume. Although there is no unifying theme linking these 20 essays by different authors from Europe and the Americas, the subject is quite fully covered. Of particular interest to the reviewer were the chapters on the investigation and treatment of amblyopia, and those on improving binocular vision. In the latter group the shift of emphasis from machine testing and treatment to testing and treating under conditions as close to daily living as possible is certainly a step in the right direction.

The surgical aspects of the treatment of strabismus are also discussed. The advocacy of a tendon lengthening procedure instead of a simple recession or retroplacement appears to be a backward step. Also an intrasheath tenotomy of the superior oblique is not the treatment of choice for the superior oblique sheath syndrome; in fact, at the present

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