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    Questions and Answers

    All readers of this magazine are invited to send questions to the
    editor regarding any difficulties they may experience in using the
    various methods of treatment which it recommends. These will be
    answered as promptly as possible. Kindly enclose a stamped addressed

    Q. Can opacity of the cornea be cured?—E. B.

    A. Yes. A patient with opacity of the cornea came to the eye clinic of
    the Harlem Hospital with a vision of 20/70, and in half an hour became
    able to read 20/40. Later his vision became normal, much to my
    surprise. Other cases have also been cured.

    Q. Is retinitis pigmentosa curable?—R. V.

    A. Yes. See 'Better Eyesight', for April, 1920.

    Q. My eyes are weak, and cannot stand the light. Can anything be done
    for them?—Mrs. W. T.

    Q. Is it possible to regain the ability to read without glasses when
    it fails after the age of forty, the sight at the distance being
    perfect? If so how can this be done?—H. C.

    A. The failure of the sight at the near-point after forty is due to
    the same cause as its failure at any other point and at any other age,
    namely strain. The sight can be restored by practicing at the near-
    point the same methods used to improve the vision at the distance—
    palming, shifting, swinging, etc. The sight is never perfect at the
    distance when imperfect at the near-point, but will become so when the
    sight at the near point has become normal.

    A. Yes. Stop wearing dark glasses, and go out into the bright
    sunshine. As they get stronger accustom them to the direct light of
    the sun. Let the sun shine on the closed eyelids. Then gradually open
    them until able to keep them wide open while the sun shines directly
    into them. Be careful not to overdo this, as much discomfort and
    lowered vision might result temporarily from a premature exposure of
    the eyes to strong light. See 'Better Eyesight' for November, 1919.

    Squint Number
    Better Eyesight
    A monthly magazine devoted to the prevention and cure of imperfect
    sight without glasses
    Copyright, 1920, by the Central Fixation Publishing Company
    Editor—W. H. Bates, M.D.
    Publisher—Central Fixation Publishing Co.
    $2.00 per year, 20 cents per copy
    342 West 42nd Street, New York, N. Y.
    Vol. III - November, 1920 - No. 5

    Lelouch, Sep 25, 2009
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