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October 1995

Ophthalmology Board Review of Optics and Refraction

Author Affiliations

Madison, Wis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1995;113(10):1237-1238. doi:10.1001/archopht.1995.01100100025018

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This book is for the ophthalmology resident who is preparing for the ophthalmology board examination. It aims to fill the gap between the American Academy of Ophthalmology manuals and the more exhaustive textbooks on optics. It is well illustrated with many drawings. Basic optic formulas are presented with sample problems that can be solved without advanced or complicated mathematics.

The attractive educational feature of this book is the way it is arranged in three parts. Part 1 contains material that is similar to what is found in most basic books on optics. Part 2 contains a collection of multiple-choice questions on optics and refraction. Part 3 contains the answers to the questions that were listed in part 2. However, part 3 is more than just a list of answers. It uses a unique and innovative method of providing the answers: with explanations and examples of problem solutions. The answers in

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