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February 1972

Symposium on Strabismus: Transactions of the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(2):240. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020242027

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This is an excellent publication on strabismus, with contributors who are prominent ophthalmologists of great experience. The book includes some relatively brief descriptions of muscle function, some mention of classification systems, and some discussion of sensory adaptation problems. Mainly, however, it is a good account of how to diagnose and treat patients with strabismus problems. There is some overlap in the material offered by the different authors, but this has the advantage of giving the reader different ideas of how useful various tests are, when and how to operate, and some of the limitations which are encountered.

Jampolsky's simplified approach to strabismus diagnosis is very readable, with his down-to-earth approach a welcome touch to such articles. I think most ophthalmologists would like to have the "happy strabismus nurses" he illustrates. In the chapters dealing with how much surgery should be performed the collected results of experienced surgeons are given. Not

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