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October 1976

Transactions of the 1975 Meeting of the French Ophthalmological Society (Bulletins et Mémoires de la Societé Française d'Ophtalmologie)

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(10):1818. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910040592044

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The Transactions of the 1975 meeting of the French Ophthalmological Society begin with a discussion of the annual report, which has become a landmark of ophthalmic literature. In 1975, the report was given by two ophthalmologists, Philippe Demailly and Henry Hamard, and an endocrinologist, J. P. Luton. The report itself appeared as a monograph and dealt with the "eye and cortisone." This monograph is a monumental work and covers all aspects of cortical steroids and their influence on and relationship to the eye.

One session was dedicated to the lens, and most of the papers dealt with surgical problems. Many of the communications were concerned with combined operations, either cataract extraction and corneal transplants or cataract extraction and glaucoma operations. Another session was dedicated to neurophthalmology. The other communications cover a host of topics. The main contribution of these annual meetings, however, are the annual reports, and these are really

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