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March 1984


Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(3):344. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040030274009

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As stated in the foreword by Marshall Parks, this translation from the French by Cibis provides English-speaking ophthalmologists with an orderly and succinct presentation of a complex subject supported by simple, one-line drawings. Dr Lang's statistics are based on 40,000 consecutive motility patients in private practice plus experience derived as director of the Ocular Motility and Orthoptic Section at the University of Zurich. The many methods of examination are clearly described. Recognition and differing management of the many types of strabismus are stressed. Special emphasis is given to such aspects as microtropia, fixation points, scotomata, and anomalous retinal correspondence. His discussion of the sensory aspects of strabismus leads to the practical conclusion that extensive orthoptic treatment is less rewarding than the use of simpler methods and long-term follow-up. Surgical procedures are described, with the conclusion that surgeon and parents may

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