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September 1992

Corneal and Refractive Surgery

Author Affiliations

Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(9):1215. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080210033017

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Abstract

This is a special book!

The authors state that they "propose to present a practical approach to corneal surgery that we know works and works well." They specifically eschew the temptation to offer every possible approach to a problem; instead, they advocate the techniques that their extensive combined experiences have led them to use currently. This does not preclude some discussion of possible alternatives, but the reader is left with one clear, rational, useful, time-tested approach. This book is, therefore, comprehensive without attempting to be encyclopedic.

The illustrations are a joy to behold. The color photographs, many of which were taken during surgery, are of excellent quality and clearly illustrate the technical points being discussed. These are supplemented by precise black-and-white drawings. Although this book is primarily an atlas, it is much more than that. Each chapter begins with a discussion of indications and patient selection, preoperative medication, and anesthesia,

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