After reviewing this book, I must agree with the foreward by Dr Thomas
Aaberg, Sr. He begins by stating that a manual is a "book limited to the important
facts and necessary instruction to accomplish a task." Andrew J. Packer, MD,
has compiled 10 chapters on the basics of retinal surgery, written in concise,
step-by-step language by renowned surgeons. Its uncluttered style allows for
quick reference on common surgical techniques.
The book starts with Dr Packer's succinct review of vitreoretinal anatomy.
The clinical evaluation of the retina by Stanley Chang, MD, naturally follows.
Dr Chang refreshes our memories on the conventional techniques of retinal
drawing and color schemes. I particularly enjoyed the review of Lincoff's
rules for finding the hole in a retinal detachment.
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