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March 1979

Symposium on Strabismus

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Rochester, NY

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(3):565. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020010301030

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The Symposium on Strabismus contains the lectures and discussions of the 1977 New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. The review of these transactions is similar to the old story that begins "There's good news and there's bad news." First, the good news.

Many of the new techniques and approaches in strabismus are outlined. The section on adjustable sutures in strabismus is complete and well illustrated and reviews the rationale, as well as the various techniques available, for adjustment. Von Noorden's discussion on amblyopia brings together some of the recent laboratory work with clinical implications. William Scott's chapter on saccadic velocity is succinct and practical. Excellent sections also include those on surgery of the superior oblique muscle by Helveston, complications of strabismus surgery by Mc Neer, surgical leashes by Jampolsky, lost muscles by Knapp, and adhesive strabismus by Reinecke. The chapter on surgery for Brown's syndrome by Parks clearly outlines the

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