2nd ed, edited by Alec Garner and Gordon K. Klintworth, 2 vols, 1786 pp, $350, ISBN 0-8247-9137-1, New York, NY, Marcel Dekker Inc, 1994.
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Recently, an ophthalmology resident who was commencing the ophthalmic pathology rotation in our department asked me if she should read Pathobiology of Ocular Disease or one of the other major textbooks of ophthalmic pathology. My answer was, of course, that she should read both, because Pathobiology of Ocular Disease is not merely another text-book of ophthalmic pathology. As its title and subtitle state, this 2-volume work emphasizes the dynamic mechanisms of ocular disease, with minimal emphasis on the pathologic anatomy of these diseases.
It has been more than a decade since the first edition of this scholarly treatise appeared and was deservedly received with great praise. Does this second edition live up to its reputation? Yes, a resounding yes. Many new research findings have been discovered since the first edition, and these new findings and new concepts are brilliantly captured and recorded in this second edition.
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Smith ME. Pathobiology of Ocular Disease: A Dynamic Approach. Arch Ophthalmol. 1997;115(9):1217-1218. doi:10.1001/archopht.1997.01100160387034