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Book and Software Review
February 1999

An Atlas of Ophthalmic Trauma

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by Thomas C. Spoor, MD, FACS, 201 pp, with color illus, $135, ISBN 1-85317-299-5, St Louis, Mo, Mosby-Year Book Inc, 1997.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(2):289. doi:

There are a handful of ocular trauma texts available to the ophthalmologist. An Atlas of Ophthalmic Traumafinds a unique spot among these select texts. Though not as complete in context as others, this book concentrates on a practical approach to trauma and presents straightforward clinical thought processes and treatment decisions based on the author's extensive experience in the management of trauma. The book emphasizes orbital injuries and neuro-ophthalmic manifestations of orbital trauma, with 5 of the 12 chapters devoted to these topics, reflecting the author's training in the area of neuro-ophthalmology and oculoplastic surgery. Dr Spoor acknowledges this emphasis in the preface as he states these important aspects (ie, oculoplastics and neuro-ophthalmology) in ocular trauma are frequently understressed in many training programs, and often poorly understood or applied in the clinical evaluation of these patients.

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