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Book and Software Review
July 1999

Textbook of Ocular Pharmacology

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edited by Thom J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, Karanjit S. Koonere, MD, Robert D. Fechtner, MD, and Mordechai Sharir, MD, PhD, 928 pp, with illus, $175, ISBN0-781-70306-9, Hagerstown, Md, Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 1997.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(7):988-989. doi:

This comprehensive, in-depth, inclusive, Textbook of Ocular Pharmacologyis excellent. The authors have divided the 73 chapters into 8 sections. The books' greatest use will be for a one-stop reference to answer any question regarding pharmacology of the eye.

The first section covers all of the general aspects of ocular pharmacology. Contained in here are excellent chapters about pharmacodynamics, of drug receptor interactions, drug reactions not mediated by receptors, and includes a chapter on drug delivery systems. The chapter regarding drug delivery systems is an example of the editors' devotion to including subjects that are seeing great strides and improvement and continued change.

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