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September 29, 1945

A Textbook of Ophthalmology

JAMA. 1945;129(5):415. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860390101025

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This edition, which was completed by Dr. Gifford before his death, presents a thoroughness and care of presentation similar to that characterizing the previous editions. There has been little if any change in the original text, but the author has included some of the newer advances in diagnosis and therapy. In the discussion of ptosis, which is exceptionally well covered for a small textbook, he has included the Dickey operation, which uses a fascia lata sling connecting the superior rectus muscle to the upper tarsal plate. Dr. Gifford was partial to this operation, although it has not gained universal popularity. Included is a paragraph on the subject of contact glasses, in which he is emphatic in the fact that there is considerable difficulty encountered in the wearing of them. An addition to the discussion of the treatment of glaucoma includes the use of cyclodiathermy of the ciliary body for central

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