January 1997

Cornea Color Atlas

Author Affiliations

Madison, Wis


by Jay H. Krachmer, MD, and David A. Palay, MD, 306 pp, $145, with illus, St Louis, Mo, Mosby-Year Book Inc, 1995.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1997;115(1):137. doi:10.1001/archopht.1997.01100150139040

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This is an excellent atlas of the cornea, external disease, and ocular adnexa diseases. It is likely to be one of the most complete collections of its kind. Drs Krachmer and Palay have included more than 800 of their own photographs and those from many contributors. Additionally, in their preface, they anticipate the likelihood of a second edition and welcome any additions for the atlas, or replacements of photographs currently published with better examples from their readers. The photographs depict various methods of slit-lamp photography, emphasizing the importance of careful observation that is needed in cornea and external disease diagnosis.

This book is divided into 20 chapters or groupings of photographs and follows the order of subjects contained in the second and third volumes of the cornea text soon to be published by Dr Krachmer. Regardless of the number of illustrations or photographs contained in that 3-volume textbook, this will

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