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December 1965

Controversial Aspects of the Management of Retinal Detachment.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;74(6):885. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970040887035

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Abstract

The book, "Controversial Aspects of the Management of Retinal Detachment," is as fascinating and informative as the actual international conference from which it was recorded. This book is a compendium of highly qualified opinions, each of great significance to the practitioner who deals with retinal detachment.

The value of direct versus indirect ophthalmoscopy—the advantages and disadvantages of scleral buckling techniques, photocoagulation, intraocular injections, and retinopexy are a few of the controversial issues in retinal detachment with which this new book copes.

In simple, straightforward style, 60 experts in ophthalmology point out the areas of controversy relating to the preoperative examination, methods of treatment, complications, pathology, postoperative management, and results in retinal detachment surgery. Although the discussion was held three years ago, the opinions have not changed appreciably from the present day thinking. Cryosurgery, laser photocoagulation, and organic implants have not been included, since these are more recent developments.

This excellent

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