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December 1974

Cambridge Ophthalmological Symposium on Strabismus

Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;92(6):538. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.01010010552026

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This 175-page issue of the British Journal of Ophthalmology contains papers given at the Third Cambridge Ophthalmological Symposium, September 1973. The general topic was strabismus, with ten of the 18 papers from British authors and the others from the United States, Switzerland, Holland, and Italy. The purpose of the symposium was to bring together people working on various aspects of strabismus for exchange of ideas and discussion of their work. The papers are diverse, covering recent experimental work; epidemiological investigation; and problems relating to the investigation, diagnosis, and treatment of clinical problems. Von Noorden summarizes possible factors in the production of amblyopia, along the now familiar lines of Hubel and Wiesel, and Ikeda and Wright give a useful outline of their work on intracellular recordings from retinal ganglion cells. Arden et al describe possible uses of visual-evoked responses in amblyopia, and while they state that their preliminary results provide clear-cut

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