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August 1979

Strabismus: Proceedings of the Third Meeting of the International Strabismological Association

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(8):1553. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020020199039

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From May 10 through 12, 1978, the third meeting of the International Strabismological Association was held in Kyoto, Japan. Experts in the field of strabismus and ocular motility presented a total of 47 papers with 93 authors during this three-day meeting. The Bielschowsky lecture was then presented by Dr Arthur Jampolsky of San Francisco. The book contains a summary of the lecture.

The 47 papers represent a variety of new and old information. Some of the articles are simple case reports, while others are more noteworthy. One article of special interest is about the clinical assessment of a new treatment (a patterned stimulus form) of amblyopia presented by Watson et al. They treat children from 2½ to 11 years of age with patching for only seven minutes per episode. While the good eye is patched, the pattern stimulus is presented to the amblyopic eye. Their initial results are favorable and

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