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April 1973


Author Affiliations

Iowa City
From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(4):342-352. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040344018

Although this review is primarily concerned with articles which appeared from May 1971 to May 1972, I have not hesitated to include papers that are 1 or 2 years old whenever it seemed appropriate.

The topics covered are as follows: visual system: retina, optic disc, optic nerve, chiasm, geniculostriate pathway, and occipital cortex; ocular motor system: brain stem, peripheral nerves, and ocular muscles and orbit; pupil; trigeminal nerve, facial nerve, and pain; and vascular disorders.

I am increasingly impressed with how very selective these reviews are; many worthwhile papers are left out. What follows are my notes on some of the papers that caught my attention during a year of watching the literature. My comments are in italics.

Visual System 

Retina.  —I hate to start out this review each year with something as abstruse as the retinal lesion of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), but it is a measles maculopathy that

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