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December 1988

Surgery of the Eye: Volumes I & II

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Brookline, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(12):1662. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060140834018

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Abstract

Surgery of the Eye is a two-volume text edited by six prominent ophthalmologists. The sections are "General Considerations," "Cataract," "Cornea," "Glaucoma," "Plastic Surgery," "Strabismus and Pediatric Ophthalmic Surgery," and "Retina." Few procedures commonly done by ophthalmic surgeons are not addressed. The editors begin with the statement of purpose, which is "to provide a single text that elucidates the most commonly utilized ophthalmic surgical techniques and serves as an authoritative reference work for ophthalmic surgery." In my opinion, this goal is achieved in some sections but not in others.

"... a single text that elucidates the most commonly utilized ophthalmic surgical techniques..."

While reading this book one is reminded that in the past decade the great increase in technology and mechanization has changed almost the entire field of ophthalmic surgery. Formerly, one was able to sit down with an atlas, review the procedure to be done from diagrams and photographs, and be

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