May 7, 1997

Stereoscopic Atlas of Macular Diseases: Diagnosis and Treatment

Author Affiliations

Washington University School of Medicine St Louis, Mo


by J. Donald M. Gass, 4th ed, 1061 pp, with illus, includes stereopticon 707, $295, ISBN 0-8151-3416-9, St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 1997.

JAMA. 1997;277(17):1411-1412. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03540410089042

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J. Donald Gass, MD, is one of the "founding fathers" of the diagnosis and treatment of macular diseases and the interpretation of fluorescein angiography of the macula and retina. Many of his colleagues note that he has a photographic memory in correlating clinical findings with retinal pathology. His experience is evident in this fourth edition of his two-volume book, which contains more than 6500 references. The book is arranged in easily readable form, with text on the left side of the page and photographs on the right. The atlas utilizes a combination of black-and-white fundus photographs, stereo colored fundus photographs, fluorescein angiograms, and photomicrographs to illustrate the anatomical and physiological alterations produced by a variety of intraocular disease processes affecting the macular region of the retina. The great strength of this publication is that stereoscopic black-and-white fluorescein angiograms and colored stereoscopic photographs are included, which may be examined with a