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August 1975

Eye Movement Disorders

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(8):704. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020662021

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When a patient develops a disorder of ocular motility, the average ophthalmologist feels reasonably confident in pursuing the work-up for strabismus or an ocular muscle palsy. If the findings do not clearly fit into one of these two categories, the ophthalmologist must then turn to the literature for help or refer the patient to another physician. The literature on normal and abnormal eye movements is complex and often contradictory, and the further one delves into it, the more confusing it becomes.

The authors of Eye Movement Disorders are to be congratulated for removing some of the confusion from this field. As they state in the preface, this book deals with the topic in a pragmatic and often oversimplified way. It is just this approach that makes this book so valuable. It deals primarily with supranuclear disorders, a field that most other ophthalmology texts largely ignore. The authors have culled

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