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"Biomicroscopy of the Eye," written to supply instruction in the technic of biomicroscopy, fills a definite need, as there is no adequate book in English on this important subject. It not only describes the required apparatus and how to use it but gives a complete and illustrated description of the findings under normal and pathologic conditions.
Volume 1 deals with the conjunctiva, eyelids, cornea and anterior chamber; volume 2, which is to follow, will discuss the iris, vitreous and lens. After a short historical sketch, the various types of biomicroscopes are described, and their manipulation is explained. The technic, according to the author, is not as difficult as it is claimed to be. The various steps are clearly stated, and the student will obtain as much information on the use of the slit lamp as can be given in a written description. Due emphasis is placed on exact localization, which
Knapp A. Biomicroscopy of the Eye: Slit Lamp Microscopy of the Living Eye. Arch Ophthalmol. 1944;31(1):119–120. doi:10.1001/archopht.1944.00890010137020
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