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March 1977

Lacrimal Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(3):528. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450030170034

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This monograph relates Dr Veirs' vast experience with lacrimal disorders. It is a good introduction to the lacrimal system for the ophthalmologist in training, as well as a review of these complicated problems for the practicing ophthalmologist. The book begins with a brief review of the anatomy and physiology of the lacrimal system and of diagnostic techniques. The medical and surgical treatment of lacrimal problems is then discussed in some detail. The techniques for examination of the lacrimal system and the treatment of lacrimal disorders are, for the most part, limited to those used by Dr Veirs. Herein lies both the strength and weakness of this text. The strength is that Dr Veirs discusses in detail those procedures with which he is familiar and has considerable experrience. These procedures have given gratifying results in Dr Veirs' hand and, in general, have stood the test of time. The techniques presented encompass

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