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October 1978

News and Comment

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(10):1912. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910060406024

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Course in Contact Lens Fitting.  —The Rudolph Ellender Medical Foundation will present its 19th Annual Instructional Course in Contact Lens Fitting, March 29-30, 1979, in New Orleans. For further information contact Dr Joseph A. Baldone, Roof, Delta Towers, New Orleans, LA 70112.

Ectopia Lentis Owing to Homocystinuria: Request for Contact With Families.  —The cooperation of physicians is requested on a project that seeks to determine whether heterozygotes for homocystinuria, cystathionine synthase deficiency type, are at increased risk for some of the abnormalities that are prominent in homozygotes for this condition. This project is currently being carried out by Drs Harvey Mudd, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Md and Harvey Levy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. They are soliciting the cooperation of any physician who is in touch with families with homocystinuric patients and who is willing to send a questionnaire to such families. The questionnaire is brief (one page) and

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