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October 1982

Your Eyes

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(10):1688. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030040666029

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This is a revised edition of a booklet originally written by Derrick Vail in 1950 entitled The Truth About Your Eyes, and was designed for laymen, home teachers, and blind students. The 13 chapters discuss the following topics: anatomy, refraction, abnormalities of the various parts of the eye and their management, neuro-ophthalmology, strabismus, eye changes associated with general disease, injuries, and answers to questions that are frequently asked. The simplified line drawings are helpful, except for one giving a side view cross section of the eye. The text assumes no information on the part of the reader, with some interesting analogies, eg, refraction of light is compared to soldiers marching through a swath of mud and a gunnery officer aboard a destroyer with two guns illustrates convergence. Although most of the material is up to date, an ophthalmologic purist might object to some of the statements. Some aspects might be

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