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Book and Software Review
May 2004

Clinical Pathways in Vitreoretinal Disease

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edited by Scott M. Steidl, MD, DMA, and Mary Elizabeth Hartnett,MD, 456 pp, with illus, $149, ISBN 1-58890-119-X, New York, NY, Thieme, 2003.


Copyright 2004 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2004

Arch Ophthalmol. 2004;122(5):796. doi:10.1001/archopht.122.5.796

Drs Steidl and Hartnett have assembled a superb textbook that is usefulfor ophthalmology residents and fellows as well as anyone wishing to expandhis or her knowledge of vitreoretinal disease. The organization of this bookis unique. It starts with a section called "History, Physical Examinationand Diagnosis." The next sections are grouped based on lesion appearance,including "Lesions Associated With a Flat or Minimally Elevated Retinal Surface,""Intraocular Mass, or Lesions Associated With an Elevated Retinal Surface,"and "The Inflamed Eye and Retinal Disease." The last section is entitled "SpecialTopics" and covers aspects ranging from pediatric disease to a summary ofclinical trials focusing on the retina.

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