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April 1981

Hypnosis in Ophthalmology

Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(4):705. doi:10.1001/archopht.1981.03930010705036

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The author has for many years given a course at the academy on hypnosis in ophthalmologic practice and surgery. On the basis of his experience, he has now published a monograph that should help many physicians deal with various patients. The first chapter contains a delightful short history on hypnosis in medicine. The author then goes on to present the various applications of this method in ophthalmic practice. The degree of hypnosis varies a great deal and most of it is actually a good method to achieve complete relaxation, but it can extend into a deep trance.

This is an interesting topic and should be useful to the practicing ophthalmologist.

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