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May 1951

Ophthalmic Operations

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1951;45(5):611-612. doi:10.1001/archopht.1951.01700010623017

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This book is another in the rapidly growing list of volumes on ophthalmic surgery. It presents the experience of one surgeon but contains no bibliography. It gives very briefly the indications for operation, and only in selected instances are the complications discussed. In its format it is closer to an illustrated laboratory manual than to a standard textbook. In a terse, rather didactic style, various surgical procedures are described. Each operation is presented concisely and in the same manner. First the indications are listed; then the anesthesia is designated, the instruments are selected and, finally, the technic employed is briefly outlined. All these steps are amply illustrated, and the author is to be congratulated on the excellent photographs of the actual surgical procedures.

Many opinions are presented with which the reviewer is not in accord and which reflect thoughts on ophthalmic surgery somewhat different from those prevalent in this country.

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