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This is a most unusual and informative introduction to ocular surgery. The author has obviously been for a long time under the influence of the genius of Hans Goldmann and his pupil, P. Niesel. The topic is dealt with in an extraordinary form. The basic aspects of ocular surgery are discussed from a mechanical and physical point of view. Stress on the tissues, various types of cutting, the effect of sutures, and other aspects are dealt with in a scientific manner. The precise and concise text is complemented by superb sketches.
Only a few of the specific surgical procedures are then discussed. Again, this is done mainly from a mechanical point of view. The whole approach is one that you would expect from a superb mathematician or engineer. Yet the text is simple and can be understood by any physician. This book should be available in English so that a
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