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February 1962

An Atlas of Ophthalmic Surgery.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;67(2):273. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960020275019

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This atlas is, as its name implies, a comprehensive description of the techniques of ocular surgery which are in use today. Fourteen chapters are devoted to general surgical considerations, anesthesia, and surgery of the eye and its adnexa. The illustrations are numerous, detailed, and well executed. The artist, Robert Bray Wingate, is to be commended for his clear, precise drawings, for, as is customary with atlases, the value of this book rests as much upon its descriptive illustrations as upon its text. In fact, the text is reduced to a minimum and is used only to supplement the pictorial representation of various surgical procedures.

Many, if not all, of the operations for such pathologic processes as entropion and ptosis are described. The discussion of cataract extraction includes such controversial operative techniques as the use of α-chymotrypsin and anterior chamber implants. However, the use of intrascleral implants in retinal detachment surgery

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