Thomas A. Ciulla, MD, Carl D. Regillo, MD, and Alon Harris, MSc,PhD, eds, 398 pp, with illus, $159, ISBN 0-7817-3433-9, Hagerstown, Md, LippincottWilliams & Wilkins, 2003.
Posterior segment imaging technology is a rapidly expanding and dynamicfield of ophthalmology. Retina and Optic Nerve Imaging representsa unique compilation of established, new, and future imaging systems, editedand written by leaders in the field. Ciulla, Regillo, and Harris are to becongratulated on this superb work and putting together an impressive cadreof authors.
Clinicians in practice will find this text answers many questions theymay have about the usefulness and limitations of each new technology, particularlywhen considering if a particular system is important and useful for theirpractice. Researchers will be able to compare and contrast the strengths andlimitations of the various technologies and assess the type of data that eachinstrument offers. This text has easy to understand technical descriptions.While one may gather more detailed information about each specific technologyfrom other sources, this text offers a timely and concise compilation of thesevarious technologies.
Retina and Optic Nerve Imaging. Arch Ophthalmol. 2004;122(7):1095. doi:10.1001/archopht.122.7.1095-a