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June 3, 1974

Atlas of External Diseases of the Eye, vol 4: Anterior Chamber, Iris, and Ciliary Body

Author Affiliations

University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, Fla

JAMA. 1974;228(10):1302. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230350072045

This volume is the fourth in a series of superb teaching atlases on external ocular disease. It continues the extremely high quality of the previous works and, with its unique format, provides a kind of visual teaching experience that cannot be equaled anywhere.

The book is more than an atlas. The text consists of typical case histories illustrating the major disease entities that involve the anterior chamber (in part 1), the iris (in part 2), and the ciliary body (in part 3). Although such a presentation cannot encompass the complete course of variations of every single disease, the cases, clearly, are chosen with great care. They are typical, represent almost all the important entities involving these structures, and exemplify what can be expected in the clinical course of these diseases and in the complications that might be anticipated. Since the pictures shown are from the cases documented, the case histories