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December 1990

Primary Care of the Posterior Segment

Author Affiliations

Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(12):1680. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070140034019

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Abstract

This text is intended to be a teaching and reference source for the improvement of patient care with regard to diseases of the posterior segment of the eye. As noted in the introduction, it was undertaken because "there is currently no single source that outlines the diagnosis and, more importantly, the management of retinal disease." The author states further, "... to diagnose a disease, one must be able to see and understand what is occurring within the structure." After discussing diagnoses, the text goes on to outline management plans.

"The text is a Herculean effort by a single author..."

The book features several good teaching tools. Schematic drawings and management sections the author called "pearls" are embedded in the text and are designed to recapitulate and reinforce the material previously read. The flow charts are useful in illustrating and clarifying some disorders. The tables listing diagnostic possibilities are good, but often

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