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Book and Media Reviews
August 17, 2011

Shields Textbook of Glaucoma

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Contributing Editor.

Author Affiliation: Glaucoma-Cataract Consultants Inc, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (dreyer@fastmail.fm).

JAMA. 2011;306(7):769-770. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1166

Shields Textbook of Glaucoma returns for its sixth edition—and its second in the capable hands of R. Rand Allingham as senior author. Some decades back, this was a mainstay reference for all glaucoma topics, possibly overshadowed only by Chandler and Grant. Readers with a working knowledge of the earlier editions were on solid ground at both the slit lamp and the operating microscope. This edition continues that honorable tradition, and the authors have provided a solid, well-referenced, easy-to-use resource covering the myriad complexities of the management of intraocular pressure in children and adults.

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