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May 1968

Corneal and Scleral Contact Lenses: Proceedings of the International Congress.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;79(5):650. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.03850040652029

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Professor Girard and his associates are to be congratulated on two accounts, first, for organizing a highly enjoyable meeting in Houston, and second, for their persistence in bringing together in this single volume the papers of 54 contributors who are largely from North America but who also, in appreciable number, come from areas as widely separated as Australia and Czechoslovakia.

A wide range of topics within the contactlens field is covered in the 51 presentations which, as one would expect from a relatively young field of research, lean heavily on clinical experience and observation. The lively discussions following each session of the congress are included in the proceedings, and there is an introductory discussion which consists of each contributor present stating what he feels to be the most important problems to be solved in contact lenses. There is little doubt that this initial portion of the book has already served

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