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January 10, 1959

Eye Surgery

JAMA. 1959;169(2):197. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000190099026

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The primary purpose of this new edition is to describe in detail surgical operative procedures which have been accepted in current practice. The chapters on anesthesia, corneal transplantation, the effect of radioactive disks in the treatment of intraocular neoplasms, and buried orbital implants have been extensively revised. Many of the older and classical plastic procedures, especially around the lids, have become obsolete and have been eliminated. Dr. Stallard is explicit in discussing many of the operations and gives his personal comments on those he prefers. A case in point is the anterior flap sclerotomy with basal iridencleisis selected by him as an effective operation for chronic glaucoma and relatively free from some of the unpleasant postoperative complications of some of the other operations used in the treatment of glaucoma. A unique feature of the book is the fact that the author has made all of his own drawings. Although on

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