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Book and Software Review
December 1998

Management of Ocular Injuries and Emergencies

Author Affiliations
 

THOMAS A.FARRELLMD

 

edited by Mathew W. MacCumber, MD, PhD, 486 pp, with black-and-white and color illus, $57.95, ISBN 0-397-51496-4, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 1998.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1998;116(12):1700. doi:

This book updates the latest knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular injuries and emergencies. The authors are the residents and staff of the Wilmer Institute, Baltimore, Md, and Rush Medical College, Chicago, Ill, and have drawn on their vast experience in the busy emergency departments of these 2 urban hospitals.

Each chapter follows a general format of basic considerations, diagnosis, management, and current references. The management sections are complete, up-to-date, and include the latest drugs (given by either trade or generic name), and their dosages. It would be more helpful for future editions to give the generic name followed by the trade name in parentheses when the trade name is the more commonly used name. The chapter on radiographic imaging studies is also worth mentioning, as it is an excellent guide for residents and ophthalmologists who do not routinely order these studies.

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