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April 1966


Arch Ophthalmol. 1966;75(4):587. doi:10.1001/archopht.1966.00970050589038

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Little, Brown and Company have published Refraction as a separate volume, apart from the recently reviewed book that appeared in the series, International Ophthalmology Clinics, in June 1965. Since both books are identical, the review will be unchanged, and the book is well recommended.

The topics discussed include astigmatism, the management of myopia and hypermetropia, aphakic refraction, refraction in children, aspheric ophthalmic lenses, and practical contact lens management. The contributors are well known and have written the chapters based on their individual experiences with certain types of refractive problems. References are kept to a minimum and mathematics are avoided, since it is assumed that the readers of this symposium will have access to other sources on such subjects as optics and pharmacology.

Chapters of particular interest are: Reading Difficulties in Children, Aspheric Ophthalmic Lenses, and Management of the Low Vision Patient. These subjects seemed most interesting to the reviewer, although

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