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July 1973

Soft Contact Lens.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;90(1):87. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000050089025

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Abstract

This volume comprises a series of 35 papers on the subject of soft contact lenses by 36 or more contributors.

This book should appeal to the clinical ophthalmologist because of its wealth of basic information and the considerable relevance thereof to the fitting and following of patients with soft and hard contact lenses. The caliber of the panel insures the authoritativeness of the opinions that are presented. This is not a manual, but is an up-to-date compendium of knowledge. Its scope goes beyond the one soft contact lens that has so far received FDA approval. It is apparent that this lens falls short of the ideal and also of properties inherent in some of the lenses that have not as yet received approval.

It is not clear why the title refers to the subject in the singular form, since numerous types of lenses are described. One wonders why contact lenses

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