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September 1970

Strabismus '69.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;84(3):406. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990040408032

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This volume is a transcription of the papers given at a strabismus conference in London, September 1969. There are 35 papers, and some short discussions. As is often the case with meetings, there are too many papers, and their quality varies widely. Individual case reports are of interest at times, but probably do not belong in hard-bound volumes. Significant statistics are needed badly in this field, and there are few papers which attempt to provide them. Some of the results which are given unfortunately refer to out-dated procedures which have little significance now. For example, few ophthalmologists now practice free tenotomies for esotropia, and to learn that there is a large degree of overcorrection in patients who had such operations years ago is hardly surprising.

There are a number of statements with which not all ophthalmologists would agree. For example, it is stated that all Duane's syndromes are due to

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