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April 1958

Management of Complications in Eye Surgery: Avoidance of Pitfalls and Treatment of Difficult Situations in Ophthalmologic Operations.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;59(4):631. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940050187032

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Although this volume with its twenty-two contributors lacks continuity, it is full of practical suggestions on the prevention and treatment of most of the complications encountered in ocular surgery. To offset the inevitable variance of style found in texts with multiple authors, the editor has arranged the material in an orderly and more or less uniform manner. Each chapter is an entity in itself, in which the author discusses the management of the particular problem at hand. There is marked variation in the completeness with which the subjects are covered.

Among the outstanding contributions are the discussions on ptosis, cataract, delayed re-formation of the anterior chamber, and retinal detachment. Some of the others are sketchy, with inadequate bibliographies, and add little to the value of the text. However, in spite of these shortcomings the book is heartily recommended; for its virtues greatly outweigh its faults. The ophthalmic surgeon will find

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