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April 1967

Eye Surgery.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;77(4):569. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980020571025

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In 1946 the first edition of Stallard's Eye Surgery appeared and it soon commanded a prominent place in ophthalmic literature. The excellence of the present volume insures its continuance as an authoratative work which every ophthalmic surgeon will find most useful. The text begins with a detailed description of the ideal operating theatre, followed by a chapter on anesthesia which includes a discussion of the open and the closed methods of treating cardiac arrest. Both sections are deserving of study by the young ophthalmic surgeon.

The author's great interest in reconstructive surgery is evidence by the 180 pages devoted to it. This chapter is most comprehensive and will serve as a useful reference for the ophthalmologist in whose practice this type of surgery is not often encountered.

Among the new additions to this edition are the description of his own technique for partial cyclectomy, trabeculotomy, and canaliculodacryocystorhinostomy. The chapters on

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