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October 1970

Strabismus, Heterophoria, Ocular Motor Paralysis:

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;84(4):551. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990040553035

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This is the first English translation of a comprehensive French work on strabismus and ocular muscle problems. A rather wide range of material is presented, and it could be argued that the book attempts to cover too much ground, some of it quite elementary in nature. For example, the initial chapters on anatomy have little to offer the ophthalmologist. The section on the physiology of binocular vision suffers from the usual difficulty that a short chapter allows little beyond a few definitions to be given. The chapters dealing with the usual clinical forms of strabismus are well done in general. Different points of view are discussed briefly, for example, the role of the horizontally acting muscles vs that of the vertically acting muscles in A or V syndromes. Some of the details will not be accepted without question by all ophthalmologists; for example, the authors state that they have never

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