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The Extra-Ocular Muscles: An Outline.

The Extra-Ocular Muscles: An Outline. This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract This short pamphlet, being in outline form, is not easy reading ; yet it contains an amazing amount of factual material, which probably cannot be found in any current textbook. Only one serious omission is noted. Under "Orthoptic Training," exercises for development of fusion in cases of alternating and monocular strabismus are given in considerable detail, without any mention of abnormal retinal correspondence. Apparently, the author was unaware of the disastrous results that are almost inevitable when exercises are undertaken without due consideration of the retinal correspondence. Such an omission is regrettable in a work that is otherwise sound. Possibly the author believed that the cover test for diagnosis of a muscle anomaly has been so widely accepted that it needed only to be named. Unfortunately, this is not true, and by describing other tests in detail he has failed to give the cover test its proper emphasis. To find tenotomy http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

The Extra-Ocular Muscles: An Outline.

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 30 (5) – Nov 1, 1943

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1943 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1943.00880230136017
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract This short pamphlet, being in outline form, is not easy reading ; yet it contains an amazing amount of factual material, which probably cannot be found in any current textbook. Only one serious omission is noted. Under "Orthoptic Training," exercises for development of fusion in cases of alternating and monocular strabismus are given in considerable detail, without any mention of abnormal retinal correspondence. Apparently, the author was unaware of the disastrous results that are almost inevitable when exercises are undertaken without due consideration of the retinal correspondence. Such an omission is regrettable in a work that is otherwise sound. Possibly the author believed that the cover test for diagnosis of a muscle anomaly has been so widely accepted that it needed only to be named. Unfortunately, this is not true, and by describing other tests in detail he has failed to give the cover test its proper emphasis. To find tenotomy

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1943

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