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Book and Software Review
January 1998

Atlas of Ophthalmic Surgery

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THOMAS A.FARRELLMD

 

2nd ed, edited by Norman S. Jaffe, MD, 382 pp, with illus, $199.50, ISBN 0-7234-2188-9, St Louis, Mo, Mosby-Wolf, 1996.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1998;116(1):124. doi:

This book is divided into 8 chapters; each chapter is about a different area of ophthalmic surgery. There are 19 contributors who are recognized experts in their respective field. Each of the 8 chapters has between 1 and 3 contributors. The 8 chapters of subspecialization are as follows: cornea, cataract, glaucoma, retina, strabismus, and plastic procedures.

As an atlas, the superb photographs and well-drawn illustrations makes it an excellent book for teaching surgery. The cataract section covers many techniques; not just the favorite technique of the contributor. Some sections are highlighted by excellent pathology photographs. The glaucoma chapter also has good photographs and drawings. The retina section has more drawings and fewer photographs. The photographs in the strabismus chapter excellently show the surgical steps. The eyelid surgery section also has many good photographs. The refractive surgery section is complete with photographs and drawings and includes some techniques that are considered controversial. The retinal choroidal disease chapter is well done.

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