by Joel S. Schuman, MD, 224pp, with illus, $110, ISBN 1-55642-319-5, Thorofare, NJ, Slack Incorporated Publishers, 1997.
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Imaging technology has rapidly developed during the past decade, and today's practitioners are faced with an increasingly bewildering list of tests to order and machines to purchase. This text attempts to help practitioners sort out which technologies are appropriate for individual patients.
The content and organization of the text have origins in the New England Eye Center's Imaging in Glaucoma: The Boston Glaucoma Course 1996. Although not a direct transcript of the course, the text is written by the speakers at that meeting. The preface indicates that the intended audience is "both general ophthalmologists and glaucoma specialists" and other eye-care professionals may also benefit.
The text includes discussion of all the major imaging techniques appropriate to glaucoma. Each chapter is written by an acknowledged expert in the field, and all are well-written and concise.
The book is divided into 4 major sections. The first section, "Assessing the Structure of the
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