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The second edition of this excellent, basic textbook is only 35 pages longer than the first edition. This is a sign of judicious editing by the author. The general format has been retained, but several sections have been rewritten. For example, the chapter on pharmacology has been brought up to date, and includes information on the possible effects of oral contraceptives on the eye. A glossary has been added, several photographs have been improved, and lists of differential diagnoses and classifications of various conditions have been attractively arranged on a gray background. Selected, up-to-date references have been arranged under various topics and are placed together at the end of the book. Although this text may contain more information than can be assimilated by the undergraduate medical student in the relatively short time devoted to ophthalmology in the curriculum, it will be a valuable addition to his medical library.
Day RM. Ophthalmology Principles and Concepts. Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;83(3):387. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990030387033