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August 1968

Bibliotheca Ophthalmologica No. 75, Modern Problems of Ophthalmology, vol 7, Treatment of Intraocular Tumors and Progress in Chorioretinal Surgery.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;80(2):300. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.00980050302025

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At the fifth meeting of the Jules Gonin Club held in Munich in August 1966, consideration was given to the twin topics of current techniques in the management of intraocular tumors and methods to avoid excessive surgery in the repair of retinal detachment. This volume contains in succinct form the various papers delivered at that meeting in English, German, or French, with brief resumes in English following each paper.

In the first portion of the book, interest in current methods of treatment of malignant tumors of the posterior segment is stimulated by enthusiastic reports regarding therapy with light coagulation or radioactive discs. Francois reported that 26 patients with choroidal melanomas in the early stages were cured of the tumor by light coagulation, while Stallard stated that 83 of 107 patients showed postirradiation recession of the tumor following application of a radioactive cobalt disc. The success rate, as one would expect,

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