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The first edition of this book was edited and in large part written by Dr Dan M. Gordon to serve as a concise and practical therapeutic handbook for common eye diseases. Further, it was intended as a reference book for all physicians who treat ocular diseases, general ophthalmologists, ophthalmology residents or fellows, or nonophthalmologists.
Dr Gordon, who is perhaps best remembered for his pioneering work in the use of steroids in ophthalmology, was working on the second edition at the time of his premature death. His efforts were most capably completed by Dr Edward A. Dunlap.
The format of the second edition is unchanged. There are 24 chapters, organized mainly according to structures of the eye, with clinically oriented presentations concerning currently recommended medical management of the most frequent affections of that structure. Included are chapters on general therapeutic measures such as general pharmaceutical agents, physical therapy, radiotherapy, and common
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