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August 1966

The Macula in Ophthalmoscopy.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1966;76(2):316. doi:10.1001/archopht.1966.03850010318034

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The aim of this book is to present a complete and systematic clinicopathologic study of the macula. According to the author, the organization of this study is based on the ophthalmoscopic appearance of the lesion and, therefore, many diseases are grouped together in the same chapter under a common title, such as hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, edema, exudates, etc. For this reason he has not been able to follow in each chapter the attempted sequence: Pathogenesis, Etiology, Symptoms, which otherwise seems very helpful and logical.

Most of the 17 chapters have several illustrations, some of these well-done drawings by the author, and others, color photographs which, in general, are of very poor quality.

The bibliographical references are extensive and organized by alphabetical order at the end of the book. However, several important papers and books have not been included (Bailliart: Les affections de la macula; Maumenee: Transactions of the Pacific Coast Oto-Ophthalmological

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