Catalogue Number: 2867
Re-educative treatment of suppression amblyopia being an abridged version of Jean Sedan's 'Post cure de l'amblyope reeduque.'
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: LYLE T Keith, DOUTHWAITE Cynthia, WILKINSON Jill
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1960
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Edinburgh and London
Publisher/Manufacturer: E and S Livingstone Ltd
Description Of Item: Original sky blue cloth covers, 220 x 285 mm, light brown dust cover, 135 pages, comprising a preface to the English edition, preface to the French edition in French and a translation of it to English, an Introduction, General methods of use, and sets of visual exercises grouped in three parts.
Historical Significance: This book presents a set of visual exercises for amblyopia devised by French ophthalmologist, Jean Sedan (1891-1967) and originally published in the French language in 1958. The methodology of treatment was quickly adopted by the orthoptic department of the Moorfields Eye Hospital and English ophthalmologist, Keith Lyle, made a translation of the book at the request of the original author. Lyle was assisted by two Moorfields orthoptists. It is an abridged version of the original book. The rational for Sedan's method is that treatment of amblyopia should involve more than forcing the use of the amblyopic eye by occlusion or cycloplegics. The additional skills trained are proof reading (with good eye occluded), giving visual attention to solving problems or correcting errors and exercises for eccentric fixation. The book is designed for home training and the greater part of the book (128 pages) is devoted to the material for the training exercises. Keith Lyle OBE MD MCh MRCP FRCS (1904-1987) was a distinguished London ophthalmologist. His main interest was in ocular motility. His contributions included several textbooks including Practical Orthoptics in the Treatment of Squint, and a re-edited Chavasse's edition of Worth's Squint. As a leading figure in ocular motility he was selected to be the first president of the International Strabismological Association.
How Acquired: Donated by Graham Sheil, European Eyewear, Melbourne
Date Acquired: May 2016
Condition: Good, except dust cover is torn at the top left edge and some stains
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note