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Drs. Michaelson and Ballantyne published the first edition of their book in 1963. It soon became recognized as a reliable reference for diseases of the fundus. Aware of the increase in ophthalmic knowledge since he principally authored the first edition, Dr. Michaelson has endeavored to incorporate many exciting advances in ophthalmology in the second edition. This has resulted in enlarged chapters on methodical investigation of the fundus, on retinal degeneration, and on the clinical application of bioelectrical tests. It is principally by these changes that the second edition differs from the first.
As in the first edition, a systematic approach is used to describe the ocular fundus and its diseases. Initial chapters deal with the methodical investigation of the fundus and the various modalities for evaluating its structure and function. Following this, general features of the normal fundus are described. The remaining chapters are concerned with the retina, choroid, vitreous,
Humphrey WT. The Fundus of the Eye. Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;86(3):361. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.01000010363022