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May 1968

Contact Lenses: Symposium, XXth International Congress of Ophthalmology, Munich, August, 1966.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;79(5):650. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.03850040652030

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The First International Symposium on Contact Lenses was organized for the XXth International Congress of Ophthalmology by the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmology. In the opening address the organization's president, A. Schlossman, MD, places emphasis on the premise that "As Ophthalmologists it is our duty to enlighten other members of the medical profession and also the general public about the nature of contact lenses, their potential dangers, and how to minimize the latter."

Two of the papers in the symposium, among others, that are especially concerned with the physiologic and pathologic effects of contact lenses are Boyd's paper about fenestration of contact lenses for corneal edema and Hartstein's case reports of corneal warping due to contact lenses. Considering the increasing number of aphakics who are wearing contact lenses, two papers by Welsh concerned with the proper manufacture of high plus lenses and a paper by Sampson, Soper, and Girard about

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