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July 20, 2011

Eye Pathology: An Atlas and Text

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Author Affiliations: Ophthalmology Section, Surgical Service, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Chicago, Illinois; and Loyola University Chicago (

JAMA. 2011;306(3):321-322. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1008

This is the second edition of this eye pathology atlas from Ralph Eagle. To the author's credit, he has made an excellent atlas even better. The text is now in the standard portrait format, which makes it more user friendly. The excellence of the first edition, primarily designed as an atlas and “basic text,” was marred by the deficient quality of some of the photographs. This deficiency has been addressed in the new edition, and the 259 new photographs are of superb quality. The clinical or gross photographs are typically included alongside photomicrographs of the same pathological entity. In the first edition, the text was totally separate from and preceded the figures, which were presented 4 to a page. The organization of each chapter has now been modified so that the figures are embedded within the text in a format more typical of textbooks.

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