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Book and Software Review
September 2005

Surgery for Hyperopia

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edited by Neal A. Sher, MD, FACS; 304 pp, with illus, $109.95, ISBN 1-55642-651-8, Thorofare, NJ, Slack Inc, 2004.


Copyright 2005 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2005

Arch Ophthalmol. 2005;123(9):1286. doi:10.1001/archopht.123.9.1286-a

This book, edited by Dr Sher, has a very simple title and a very simple premise—to delineate the state of the art in surgery for hyperopia in 2004, when it was published. The book goes well beyond just this simple statement to include much information about the etiology and physiology of hyperopia and all of the other types of treatments besides surgery. Despite having multiple authors, the book reads with a uniform voice for the most part. However, there is a fair amount of duplication throughout the book about the definition of hyperopia in different chapters. The book will appeal to both new eye care professionals and the group of refractive surgeons involved in this area on a daily basis. Each form of surgery that is currently available is discussed in great detail to allow readers to determine for themselves whether they would add these procedures to their armamentarium for treating patients with farsightedness.

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