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                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                             WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
 
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                                  FORM 10-K-A
                ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
                      THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED OCTOBER 31, 1993            COMMISSION FILE NO. 1-8597
 
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                           THE COOPER COMPANIES, INC.
             (EXACT NAME OF REGISTRANT AS SPECIFIED IN ITS CHARTER)
 
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                        DELAWARE                                                 94-2657368
            (STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION OF                                   (I.R.S. EMPLOYER
                     INCORPORATION)                                         IDENTIFICATION NO.)
          1 BRIDGE PLAZA, FORT LEE, NEW JERSEY                                     07024
        (ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES)                                 (ZIP CODE)
                                                   201-585-5100
                               (REGISTRANT'S TELEPHONE NUMBER, INCLUDING AREA CODE)
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          SECURITIES REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OF THE ACT:
 

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                                                                   NAME OF EACH EXCHANGE
TITLE OF EACH CLASS                                                 ON WHICH REGISTERED
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Common Stock, $.10 Par Value                                      New York Stock Exchange
  and associated Rights                                           Pacific Stock Exchange
10 5/8% Convertible Subordinated                                  New York Stock Exchange
  Reset Debentures due 2005                                       Pacific Stock Exchange
10% Senior Subordinated Secured                                   Pacific Stock Exchange
  Notes due 2003
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          SECURITIES REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(G) OF THE ACT:
                                      None
 
     Indicate  by check  mark whether the  registrant (1) has  filed all reports
required to be filed by  Section 13 or 15(d) of  the Securities Exchange Act  of
1934  during the preceding  12 months, and  (2) has been  subject to such filing
requirements for the past 90 days. Yes [x] No [ ]
 
     Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to  Item
405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the
best  of registrant's knowledge,  in definitive proxy  or information statements
incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this
Form 10-K. [x]
 
     Aggregate market value of  the voting stock held  by non-affiliates of  the
registrant as of December 31, 1993: Common Stock, $.10 Par Value -- $15,467,238
 
     Number  of  shares  outstanding of  the  registrant's common  stock,  as of
December 31, 1993: 30,129,125
 
                      DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE:
                                      None
 
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     The  undersigned registrant  hereby amends  the following  items, financial
statements, exhibits or other portions of its Annual Report pursuant to  Section
13  or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act  of 1934 on Form 10-K for the fiscal
year ended October 31, 1993, as set forth below:
 

     Item  9 -- Changes in and Disagreements With Accountants on Accounting  and
                Financial Disclosure.
 

     Item 10 -- Directors and Executive Officers of the Registrant.
 

     Item 11 -- Executive Compensation.
 

     Item 12 -- Securities   Ownership   of   Certain   Beneficial   Owners  and
                Management.
 

     Item 13 -- Certain Relationships and Related Transactions.
 

ITEM 9. CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE.
 
     During fiscal years 1993 and 1992, TCC neither changed its accountants  nor
reported  a disagreement on Form  8-K on any matter  of accounting principles or
practices of financial statement disclosure.
 

                                    PART III
 
     The information required by  Part III, Items  10, 11, 12  and 13, has  been
omitted  from this Report pursuant to Instruction  G(3) as it will be filed with
the Securities and Exchange  Commission by an amendment  to this Report on  Form
10-K-A.


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     Pursuant  to the requirements  of the Securities Exchange  Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly  caused this Amendment  to be  signed on its  behalf by  the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
                                                THE COOPER COMPANIES, INC.
                                          BY:       /S/ ROBERT S. HOLCOMBE
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                                                     ROBERT S. HOLCOMBE
                                                   SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
                                                    AND GENERAL COUNSEL
 
Dated: February 1, 1994