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This is the most recent edition of Dr. Stallard's comprehensive text, which was originally published more than 25 years ago. The first two chapters contain a useful introduction to ophthalmic instruments and operative technique, together with a discussion of anesthetic principles and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In the remaining ten chapters the major categories of ocular surgery are outlined and described.
The entire volume has been written by only one author, and its encyclopedic approach to the field of eye surgery marks a monumental effort. Dr. Stallard's vast experience in eyelid and reconstructive surgery, tumor therapy, and orbital surgery makes these chapters valuable as references for all ophthalmologists working in these areas.
As a general guide to surgical technique, the illustrations are frequently inadequate. They are small and often poorly reproduced. Most are not sufficiently detailed to be useful as an atlas for the less experienced surgeon. In some instances only one
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