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The second edition of Complications in Eye Surgery, like the first, is generally excellent. This work has the disadvantage that many authors with different approaches write individual chapters and each chapter is a summary of the author's clinical experience rather than a complete survey of the field. In the main, however, the authors are recognized authorities whose opinions would be contested by very few. This compendium brings together a series of excellent descriptions of surgical procedures and techniques as well as their complications. The material cannot easily be found elsewhere and provides a valuable clinical reference in ophthalmic surgery.
Many of the chapters are nearly identical with those in the previous edition, but some, such as "Photocoagulation" and "Retinal Detachment," are quite new. Others, such as that by Berke on "Complications in Ptosis Surgery," are extremely similar to those of the previous edition. Yet they present an extremely authoritative, concise
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