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April 1968

Slit-lamp Examination of Vitreous and Retina.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;79(4):503. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.03850040505021

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Slitlamp Examination of Vitreous and Retina is a concisely written essay dealing primarily with the use of the various optical devices for examination of the retina and vitreous. The various instruments constructed to view the posterior segment are shown graphically and their flaws and advantages listed. A moderate bias toward the Hruby precorneal lens is detected throughout the text, but the interesting discussions of the other examination methods make this detraction more surmountable. The sections on slitlamp findings in retinal detachment and other fundus conditions are engagingly composed but contribute little to general ophthalmic knowledge. It may well be that the book is not intended to inform but rather to organize one's thoughts on the subject of slitlamp examination of the posterior segment. It does accomplish this purpose clearly and very directly.

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