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August 1983

Compendium of Ophthalmology

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(8):1308. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040020310038

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Abstract

This interesting book was prepared by the three authors with the help of the staff of the Department of Ophthalmology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center, New York.

It consists of four parts. The first part is the most extensive and important one and deals with clinical terms. It is a dictionary of ophthalmologic terms and as such it is most useful and helpful. I do not know of any similar collection that has been published during the last decades. This should be an invaluable source of information for anybody who would like to check a new term or an unfamiliar expression. The second part deals with ocular syndromes, the third part with ocular signs, and the fourth part with the anatomy and embryology of the visual organ.

There is no question that this is a welcome contribution; the only problem I can see for

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