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March 1972

Symposium on Horizontal Ocular Deviations.

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Edited by Donelson R Manley, MD. Price, $26.50. Pp 235, with 169 illustrations. CV Mosby Co, 3207 Washington Blvd, St. Louis 63103, 1971.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(3):362-363. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020364028

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This volume has as its basis symposia held at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia in 1968 and 1969. It is stated in the foreword that it is neither a factual reporting of a symposium nor a textbook, but a combination. One would like to think that such a combination should add something new to the literature, preferably presented in a readable and attractive form. Unfortunately, it is difficult for even the most eminent authors to produce something new and readable on the subject of strabismus every year. In this volume there are discussions of diagnostic methods, surgical procedures, collected surgical results, and suggestions concerning the treatment of undercorrection or overcorrection.

From a technical viewpoint not everyone will agree with many of the statements made in this book. For example, it is stated that because at times the operative field is small when working on the medial rectus muscle, a

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