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March 3, 1951

Eye Surgery

JAMA. 1951;145(9):684-685. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920270078038

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This edition of Stallard's book (first edition, October 1946) is thoroughly revised, with most additions made in the description of recent practices in the technic of penetrating and lamellar corneal grafting and keratectomy, various glaucoma and cataract operations and orbitotomy. The book opens with two short chapters on operating room equipment and anesthesia then devotes 180 pages to reconstructive (plastic) surgery of the eye-lids. The experiences of the author in the management of war wounds are related in individual case reports with photographs and drawings, made for the most part by the author himself. While the drawings lack artistic finish, they are easily interpreted by a surgeon and they serve this purpose well.

Surgical procedures on the lacrimal apparatus, the eyeball and the orbit are described with the author's variations in technic, which brings an interesting sidelight on the continental developments in ophthalmic surgery, for while the book is steeped

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