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May 1954

Affections vasculaires de la rétine.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1954;51(5):733-734. doi:10.1001/archopht.1954.00920040743025

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Bailliart was one of the pioneers in measuring the retinal arterial pressure with the dynamometer, and although the method is not used routinely in this country, it has considerably advanced our knowledge of the hemodynamics of the eye in many ocular diseases and in those conditions in which the arterial and venous pressures in the cerebral circulation undergo pathologic changes. This monograph, in French, covers all the vascular affections of the retina, with special emphasis on the knowledge which has been gained by this method. The first eight chapters deal with the anatomy, embryology, and physiology of the retinal circulation. The rest of the book documents the changes occurring in the retina and the diseases which are primarily of vascular origin or express themselves in changes in the retinal circulation. The bibliography is particularly extensive throughout the text; in fact, one criticism which can be made of this and so

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