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October 14, 1988

Stereoscopic Atlas of Macular Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment

JAMA. 1988;260(14):2130-2131. doi:10.1001/jama.1988.03410140142051

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Macular disease, being the leading cause of blindness in the United States, has become a most important societal problem. No one has contributed more to the understanding and pathogenesis of macular disease than Dr Gass. His extensive background in ophthalmic pathology, his dedication to macular disease spanning a 30-year period, his excellent rapport with colleagues and patients, and his affiliation with a prestigious, well-endowed eye institute create a matrix from which originates the most important text, now in its third edition, devoted to macular disease.

This two-volume atlas is profusely illustrated, leaving little doubt as to the depth and breadth of Dr Gass' expertise. Many of the photographs sequentially follow the evolution of a maculopathy during a 20-year period of observation, adding additional credence to the author's observations. The visual impact of this atlas is augmented by numerous schematic drawings, as well as by photomicrographs of histopathological correlations.

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