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August 1932

Lehrbuch und Atlas der Spaltlampenmikroskopie des lebenden Auges.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;8(2):308-309. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820150160020

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The contents of this second volume, as the preface states, are the result of collecting and selecting suitable material over a period of ten years. The conditions described were studied with the improved technic of optical section, examination with reflected light and the zones of specular reflection. Certain lenticular changes of diagnostic importance are manifested in diabetes, tetany, myotonic dystrophy, acute glaucoma, intra-ocular copper or iron particles, radiational opacity, etc. ; of great importance is the information furnished by the slit-lamp on the diagnosis and prognosis of senile cataract. Similarly, in questions of accident insurance this method of examination is of great benefit. The author has also considered problems of general medical and biologic interest such as concern heredity, senile changes and injuries due to radiant energy.

The part on the lens begins with a general introduction, treating the form, the anatomic structure and certain features of the development, with

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