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March 1973

Les verres de contact

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(3):261. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040263024

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Dr. Massin has updated his treatise on contact lenses, and the second edition is now available. As in the first edition, his approach is exact and scholarly, and the information is neatly placed in such categories as optics, the form and function of the cornea beneath a lens, and indications and complications in lens fitting. In addition to his precise language, reading is facilitated by short paragraphs, italics to stress important facts, and good illustrations. It is unfortunate, however, that only five pages are devoted to hydrophilic soft lenses and that the role of hard scleral lenses and soft lenses in the treatment of corneal diseases is not included. The greatest barrier to a brisk sale in the United States is the fact that the book is written in French, but perhaps it should be bought as an introduction to the French language instead. In such a case, the reader

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