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A masterful presentation, Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology is comprehensive, authoritative, brilliantly cohesive, and delightfully readable. This major work encompasses in a set of six volumes the clinically relevant aspects of basic science and the full span of clinical ophthalmology. Albert, Jakobiec, and more than 350 contributors provide expertise for each chapter, while outstanding editorial leadership and the simultaneous production of all volumes have resulted in a remarkably cohesive and uniformly current treatise on ophthalmology. In addition, the sections, chapters, and pages are liberally illustrated and eminently readable.
The volume Basic Sciences encapsulates the fundamental scientific information necessary to explain, complement, and sustain the clinical practice of ophthalmology. Ten sections include such components as genetics, development, aging changes, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology, epidemiology, and light and lasers. This 1437-page volume is the largest in the series and probably the most valuable for ophthalmologists who must assimilate the recent extraordinary progress in
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