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July 1965

Stereoscopic Manual of the Ocular Fundus in Local and Systemic Disease.

Arch Neurol. 1965;13(1):109. doi:10.1001/archneur.1965.00470010113023

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The prime factor in judging an atlas of diseases of the ocular fundus is the quality and realism of the pictures. The 105 stereoscopic views of the fundus presented in this volume are the most realistic portrayals of fundus pathology that have yet appeared. The stereoscopic effect adds a dimension of reality not present in two dimensional pictures. The effect is exaggerated, but the author's contention that this is more of a help than a hinderance is valid. The reader will have no difficulty in localizing lesions in the vitreous on the surface of the disc or retina, but he may have difficulty in localizing lesions within the retinal substance. For example, in Reel X-6 the authors state that in chloroquine retinopathy "the pigment lies deep in the retina." This fact is not evident from the photograph. The book also contains 95 excellent pictures of microscopic ocular pathology. An attempt

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