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March 21, 1977

Gordon's Medical Management of Ocular Disease

Author Affiliations

Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee

JAMA. 1977;237(12):1266. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270390082037

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The purpose of this book was to compile in one volume concise concepts of disease entities, their medical management, and indications for surgery, when present. Outstanding specialists have each written in their field of expertise, and all aspects of ophthalmology have been included.

The opening chapter initiates on a practical basis the theme of preventive medicine. Modalities of treatment including radiation, antimicrobials, and corticosteroids follow. An anatomic journey then begins with the orbit, lids, and cornea, continues through the interior of the eye, and emerges at the retina and optic nerve. Photocoagulation and ocular injuries are covered as well.

The selection of authors was done extremely well, and they have, with but a few exceptions, performed an admirable task of succinctly compiling diagnostic and therapeutic information. Quite possibly, for its major fault, this book is too succinct to provide true management value to anyone. Most of the diagnostic and treatment