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March 1990

Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures

Author Affiliations

Boston, Mass
Philadelphia, Pa

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(3):336. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070050034021

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Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures, by Peter S. Hersh, MD, is an easy-to-read and well-illustrated textbook on the commonly performed ophthalmic surgical procedures. It has a very complete bibliography and index, and it appears to be nicely suited for the medical student rotating through ophthalmology as well as for the ophthalmology resident in training. There are general chapters that discuss surgical instrumentation, sutures, anesthesia, and preoperative and postoperative surgical care, and chapters that review the commonly performed ophthalmic surgical procedures with comments on the indications for the procedure, the preoperative preparation, instrumentation, postoperative care, and potential complications. The reader should realize that the procedures described and illustrated may not be the ones that might be encountered in his or her own particular hospital or training program. The reader of this text should also recognize that what is presented is not the only way that a

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