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January 1982

Current Genetic, Clinical, and Morphologic Problems

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Iowa City


edited by W. Straub, 218 pp, with illus, $94, Basel, Switzerland, S Karger AG, 1981.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(1):167. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030030169029

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This is a collection of seven articles covering topics in experimental and clinical ophthalmology of current interest. The first contribution by Prof Jules Francois of Belgium is an excellent review on the genetic predisposition to glaucoma. The survey and literature are as complete as you could hope for.

The second contribution is in German, by Blasius and Runde from the University of Giessen, West Germany. It deals with experimental examinations to test the ability to differentiate colors. In addition to the various pseudoisochromatic tables and the anomaloscope, the senior author has developed an interesting new device that tests the color differential threshold by exposing the eye to 48 different colors successively. This method allows an accurate and definite differentiation of persons with normal color vision from anomalous trichromats or pathologic dichromats.

Another contribution comes from the University of Marburg, West Germany, and deals with orthoptic exercises done at home by

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