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February 1953

Surgery of the Eye.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1953;49(2):240. doi:10.1001/archopht.1953.00920020245017

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The third edition of this popular textbook has been revised and partially rewritten. Dr. Harold G. Scheie, its new co-author, has contributed freely from his large experience to the first five chapters to add materially to the value of this volume. The discussion of the basic techniques in ophthalmic surgery contains many helpful hints, including clear descriptions of the methods of retraction of the eyelids, selection of instruments, and the technique of re-formation of the anterior chamber by the injection of air or saline. Anesthesia and preoperative and postoperative care are well presented. Cataract surgery is then discussed, with adequate illustrations clearly portraying not only the authors' technique but also other accepted methods. Following this is an unbiased presentation of the treatment of postoperative complications, with a frank expression of preference for certain procedures. In the chapter on glaucoma surgery the present-day concept of the two types of this disease

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