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Book and Software Review
September 2001

Schepens' Retinal Detachment and Allied Diseases, 2nd ed

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edited by Charles L. Schepens, MD, Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, and Tatsuo Hirose, MD, 788 pp, with illus, $275, ISBN 0-7506-9837-3, Boston, Mass, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000.

Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(9):1397. doi:

The second edition of Schepens' Retinal Detachment and Allied Diseases is an encyclopedic compilation of the clinical experience of 3 main authors. A few chapters were written by other contributing authors. The limited authorship of this textbook resulted in a uniformity of style and content generally not found in other multiauthored textbooks concerning this subject.

The intended audience is the practicing vitreoretinal specialist, who would best use this work as a reference textbook. However, this book could also benefit resident physicians, and especially vitreoretinal fellows. These physicians-in-training would best use this textbook by reading pertinent chapters prior to entering the operating room.

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