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August 1978

Atlas of the Ocular Fundus

Arch Neurol. 1978;35(8):551. doi:10.1001/archneur.1978.00500320071023

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A good color fundus atlas must provide high quality illustrations that are well organized, correctly interpreted, and have enough information that a clinician seeing the illustration will be able to utilize the illustration as a model of the diseased retina. The nomenclature should be current, free of personal bias, and noncontroversial since these atlases are rarely purchased more than once by any physician. A fundus atlas should present examples of a wide range of both common and rare problems.

The atlas by Sautter, Straub, and Rossmann is well produced, printed on excellent paper, and has high quality color reproductions. It is the author's organization, lack of standardized or recognizable current American nomenclature, and distinct biases that make it difficult to recommend this book.

The atlas is off to a good start with eight photos of animal fundi. The normal fundis of human beings and physiological variants are next. Then we

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