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Books, Journals, New Media
June 23/30, 2004


Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.

JAMA. 2004;291(24):3016-3017. doi:10.1001/jama.291.24.3016

This is the second edition of Ophthalmology, by Drs Myron Yanoff and Jay Duker. The first edition was published in 1999 and quickly became a state-of-the-art reference. It is unique in falling somewhere between a multivolume, all encompassing, encyclopedic textbook and an ophthalmic subspecialty monograph.

Significant advances in ophthalmology have occurred in the intervening years, giving rise to the need for a revised text. The text again has 12 parts, each with its own editor: "Genetics and Ocular Embryology", "Optics and Refraction," "Refractive Surgery," "The Lens," "Cornea and External Disease," "Strabismus," "Orbit and Oculoplastics," Retina and Vitreous," "Intraocular Tumors," "Uveitis and Other Intraocular Inflammations," "Neuro-Ophthalmology," and "Glaucoma." The parts are color-coded along the page edges for easier navigation. The individual chapter authors read like a Who's Who of ophthalmology. Each chapter is extensively referenced. The numerous color illustrations are all of excellent quality, particularly evident and valuable in the extensive color retinal photography.

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