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Trying to keep up-to-date in ophthalmology these days is frustrating. On the one hand, we are faced with an avalanche of information (some 6,000 articles are mentioned in "Ophthalmic Literature"). Yet, many an experienced clinician has been heard to say that there have been few real advances in his professional lifetime. Are we overfed and undernourished? Obviously what is needed is for each of us to hire a team of sophisticated readers who will cull the world literature and abstract every eye article. We would then need the counsel of a group of practical scholars, clinical professors would do, to focus on truly noteworthy publications, compile them for us, and comment on the abstract when additional background is needed. Such an individual service would obviously be out of the financial reach of most of us. However, the Year Book of Ophthalmology performs those very services for $14 a year.
Miller D. Year Book of Ophthalmology. Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;91(6):521-522. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.03900060535030