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January 1978

Fison's Retinal Detachment Surgery

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(1):170. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050100031

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Abstract

This is a small book (88 pages) that represents the retinal detachment course organized by Dr Lorimer Fison and presented in Singapore in 1975. The contents cover the entire management of retinal detachment in patients, from the techniques of examination to postoperative management and follow-up. Topics covered include the principles of retinal detachment surgery, remarks on various local plombage and encircling techniques, the varied problems encountered during retinal detachment surgery, prophylactic therapy, and recurrent detachments. There are brief remarks about complicated problems, such as giant tears, silicone oil injection, and vitrectomy.

This book represents the accumulated wisdom and personal approach of a master of retinal detachment surgery. It does not and is not intended to cover the field extensively. It presents a simplified, lucid, and uncomplicated approach to the subject. The illustrations are superb. The book is primarily written for the general ophthalmologist to give him a background in detachment

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