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April 1966

Vitreoretinal Pathology and Surgery in Retinal Detachment.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1966;75(4):583-584. doi:10.1001/archopht.1966.00970050585031

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Vitreoretinal Pathology and Surgery in Retinal Detachment is one of the outstanding monographs available, concerned with the relationship between abnormalities of the vitreous body and chorioretinal disease. Cibis divides the eye into 18 compartments and proceeds to show how changes in the vitreous can affect each space. To support his theses, he meticulously reviews the normal biochemical and structural composition of various portions of the vitreous body, and then he describes the changes created by traumatic, inflammatory, metabolic, and other abnormal ocular conditions. Many gross and histopathologic photographs from Okun's work have been used to illustrate the vitreal configurations responsible for retinal degeneration.

Certain acquired retinal abnormalities, such as the pigmentary, lattice, cystoid, filariform, and postequatorial degenerations are shown to be intimately connected with vitreal disease and are termed hyaloideoretinopathies. The degenerations of Wagner, Goldman, and Favre, as well as many other retinal diseases, are considered from the standpoint of

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