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December 7, 1994

The Cornea: Scientific Foundations and Clinical Practice

Author Affiliations

Chicago Cornea Research Center Tinley Park, Ill

 

edited by Gilbert Smolin, and Richard A. Thoft, 3rd ed, 759 pp, with illus, $200, ISBN 0-316-80270-0, Boston, Mass, Little, Brown & Co, 1994.

JAMA. 1994;272(21):1714. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520210098044

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Abstract

This new edition is a further improvement on an already outstanding cornea textbook. It is comprised of contributions from 44 well-known clinicians and investigators, including 13 new contributors, many of whom were trained by Claes H. Dohlman, former chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School. The updating has resulted in a major revision of many chapters, including those on biochemistry; morphology; the pathological response of corneal disease; bacterial, viral, parasitic, and fungal keratitis; immunology; dermatologic diseases affecting the cornea; corneal and conjunctival tumors; refractive surgery; and contact lens use.

The greatest strengths of this comprehensive text are that it addresses the important aspects of the basic sciences and presents an expanded clinical section on corneal and external disease. The editors have provided an extensive bibliography and numerous illustrations (350 black-and-white, 74 color plates) and tables. An additional 82 figures have been

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