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March 1984

Vergence Eye Movements: Basic and Clinical Aspects

Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(3):342-344. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040030272007

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The purpose of the editors was to provide a reference source of information on all aspects of the vergence system. To accomplish this, they used the talents of optometrists, biomedical engineers, psychologists, physiologists, orthoptists, and ophthalmologists. The book is organized into seven sections: (1) overview of Maddox vergence components, (2) tonic and proximal vergence, (3) interactions between accommodation and vergence, (4) disparity vergence, (5) case analysis of binocular disorders excluding strabismus and CNS disorders, (6) diagnosis and treatment of strabismus, and (7) neurologic aspects of vergence eye movements.

The first five sections are the most difficult to read, but certainly fulfill the editors' goal of providing a reference source. The bibliography in each section is thorough and the authors present a comprehensive view of their material. When appropriate, they identify the gaps in our current knowledge of the subject and suggest areas for further research.

With the exception of the

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