Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by Daniel M. Albert, 1691 pp, with illus, includes CD-ROM, $695, ISBN 0-632-04337-7, Malden, Mass, Blackwell Science, 1999.
The eye is small but the number and variety of surgical procedures that are performed on the organ and its adnexa are myriad. Consequently, it is increasingly unusual for a single surgeon to have the training and experience to execute all such operations skillfully. Dr Daniel Albert's comprehensive text (two volumes, 101 chapters, 1664 pages, more than 150 authors and editors) similarly presents a challenge to a solo book reviewer. With hopes of producing a more insightful review for the readers of JAMA, I therefore solicited comments from four of my colleagues, experienced clinicians with busy subspecialty practices in anterior segment surgery, glaucoma, vitreoretinal surgery, and pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.
OphthalmologyOphthalmic Surgery: Principles and Techniques, vols 1 & 2. JAMA. 1999;282(8):798-800. doi:10.1001/jama.282.8.798-JBK0825-3-1