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June 1971

Management of the Patient With Subnormal Vision.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;85(6):765. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.00990050767018

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Those already familiar with this fine monograph will be happy to see it up-dated in the present revision. Those unfamiliar with it would do well to read Arthur Linksz's review of the first edition, (Arch Ophthal74:699, 1965). Everything said by Linksz therein still applies to the present edition.

Since that time Fonda has extended his already wide experience to new patients and new devices. With this has come little or no occasion to change his basic point of view. The fact that so few changes have been necessary testifies to the soundness of the original work.

Many ophthalmic surgeons are delighted when a cataract operation improves a patient's vision from 20/70 to 20/30 or better. No less satisfaction should be derived from improving a patient's vision from inability to read to useful reading vision by a suitable pair of lenses or other device. Dr. Fonda, having savored that

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