BARBARA A.BLODI MD
edited by Helen K. Wu, MD, Vance M. Thompson, MD, Roger F. Steinert,
MD, Peter S. Hersh, MD, and Stephen G. Slade, 624 pp, with 486 illus, $175,
0-86577-759-4, New York, NY, Thieme New York, 1999.
Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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Refractive Surgery combines the contributions
of multiple experts in reviewing the field of refractive surgery. The book's
34 chapters, which are divided into 7 sections, are well written and contain
informative color diagrams and photographs.
As with any book with multiple authors, there is the advantage of permitting
each chapter to stand on its own and the disadvantage of some material being
repeated throughout the various chapters. For example, the history of Barraquer's
work in developing corneal lamellar refractive keratoplasty is repeated in
3 successive chapters. In addition, the contradictory recommendations by different
authors, which reflect personal practice patterns rather than commonly accepted
standards may confuse the novice refractive surgeon.
Refractive Surgery. Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(1):147. doi: