Strabismus A Neurodevelopmental Approach

Nature’s Experiment

  • John T. Flynn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 119-142

About this book

Introduction

Over the more than three decades of my life as a physician, I have been constantly amazed at how subtle and elegant nature is as a teacher. Our questions to her, though, must be clear and unambiguous. Otherwise, the answers we receive are likely to be misleading and confusing. As I have matured as a clinician, I have tried to improve my questions to increase my chances of receiving an answer. For the past decade, I have been pondering the subject of strabismus with which I have busied myself for practically two and one-half decades. I began to realize that my time, my share of wisdom, my abilities to carry out the prodigious work necessary to create a book out of nothing but thought, reading, and reflection on the work of others, as well as my own experience, were perhaps becoming limited. I do not doubt that they will become even more limited! Thus I have been led to write this book. Further, I am left in greater awe of prolific writers, particu­ larly those who write with the precision and attention to detail necessary for a medical text. Let me warn the reader at the outset that my approach in this book is "teleologi­ cal. " I am well aware of the conflict between science's notion of causality as only local and instrumental as opposed to the anthropomorphic notion of purpose or design in nature implied by the choice of this teleology.

Keywords

Schielen Strabismus anatomy nervous system neuropathology pathology physiology

Authors and affiliations

  • John T. Flynn
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  1. 1.Bascom Palmer Eye InstituteUniversity of Miami School of MedicineMiamiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-3058-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7779-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3058-8
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