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June 1995

Diagnostic Problems in Clinical Ophthalmology

Author Affiliations

Madison, Wis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1995;113(6):709. doi:10.1001/archopht.1995.01100060033021

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Practicing ophthalmologists, as well as ophthalmologists-in-training, are increasingly under pressure to diagnose a patient's eye complaints and problems in a timely, cost-effective manner. To initiate the proper treatment, the correct assessment is essential, but the right answer is not always obvious or readily apparent. In a single volume, Diagnostic Problems in Clinical Ophthalmology assembles reasonably brief descriptions of commonly encountered clinical problems. This text helps to make the "best fit" diagnosis easier and should relieve some of the problems of clinical diagnosis.

Each of the 105 chapters, authored by 125 contributors, commences with a paragraph outlining the chapter's purpose and includes a description of the clinical problem and definitions of relative terms. The differential diagnostic possibilities are reviewed, and at the end of each chapter there is a cogent and useful section titled "Diagnostic Pitfalls." In addition, all the chapters (except "Disorders of Ocular Motility") conclude with a helpful and

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