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The Atlas of Diagnostic Techniques and Treatment of Retinal Detachment is a lecture-type how-to-do-it monograph that fulfills its purpose quite well. The book is designed for the average ophthalmologist who does an average amount of average retinal detachment procedures. The importance of this atlas is specifically that it is written for ophthalmologists who are not specialists in retinal surgery. The methods of examination, available instrumentation, and proper techniques for retinal procedures are diagramed and described. Localization, coagulation, and drainage procedures are discussed from the author's experience and are those used routinely in this country. Much emphasis is placed on fascia lata implants and xenon-arc photocoagulation rather than silicone implants and laser techniques. Much of the material presented is rather elementary and explained with simple diagrams. The important principles of retinal surgery are demonstrated in a clear graphic manner that should prove interesting and worthwhile for the general ophthalmic surgeon.
L'Esperance F. Atlas of Diagnostic Techniques and Treatment of Retinal Detachment.. Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;80(1):151. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.00980050153029