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April 3, 1948

Office Treatment of the Eye

JAMA. 1948;136(14):953. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890310045026

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Since probably 90 per cent of most ophthalmic practice is office practice, this textbook contains much the same material that is to be found in good textbooks of ophthalmology except for major surgical problems. The important difference is in the approach to the subject and the difference in stress on various phases. There is little anatomy and not much that could be considered primarily instructional at the level of the undergraduate medical student. It is assumed that the reader is grounded in the fundamentals though the more abstruse problems, such as those concerning the handling of the extraocular muscular abnormalities, are considered in great detail. The book tends to be a treatise on therapy and is up to date along these lines. The writer is rather conservative in his advice, the book being free from radical suggestions The average ophthalmologist will probably not find much that is new to him

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