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January 1969

The First International Congress of Orthoptists.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1969;81(1):146. doi:10.1001/archopht.1969.00990010148022

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This is another of the multi-authored books on strabismus that have achieved such popularity since the first Strabismus Ophthalmic Symposium held in Iowa City in 1949. This time it consists of the papers presented at the First International Congress of Orthoptists held in England in 1967. It contains 40 papers by 63 authors. This book is made up of sections on anomalies of binocular vision, orthoptic training, surgery, the education of orthoptists, miotics, plus a miscellaneous section on such esoteric subjects as alternate day squint and the value of contact lenses in orthoptics. At the end of each section, there are questions and answers which add to the book's interest. Although the book lacks the unity and continuity of a single-authored text, it covers a wide range of subjects by internationally renowned authorities from both the ophthalmological and orthoptic fields. The quality of the individual papers varies but is generally

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