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June 1973

The Corneal Light Reflex: A Guide to Binocular Disorders.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(6):523. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040525016

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This reviewer's initial impression on receiving the book was to wonder what the contents would be in a book that was devoted to the corneal light reflex. It rapidly became clear that we were to be concerned with estimates of the position of the light reflex in all possible combinations and permutations. In many places, the text is repetitious to the point of tedium. There are the expected photographs of patients with ocular deviations, and the position of the light reflex is duly noted. For someone who has never considered the light reflex as a means of estimating eye position, this may be of some use.

The chapters are supposed to take one through a strabismic eye examination, with emphasis upon this particular technique for estimating deviations. Some case examples are given in the last part of the book. In places, it appears that some effort had to be made

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