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December 1969

Precis d'Ophthalmologie.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1969;82(6):869-870. doi:10.1001/archopht.1969.00990020861027

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In the introduction to Precis d' Ophthalmologie authors H. Saraux and B. Biais express their desire to create a textbook of ophthalmology which takes into account progress made in this field during the past decade. The result is an immensely practical text which emphasizes the problems encountered in the everyday practice of clinical ophthalmology.

The first section describes methods of examination, the second discusses diseases of the eye and its adnexa, and a short third section is devoted to ocular therapeutics. An adequate knowledge of the anatomy and histology of the eye is assumed, while discussion of ocular physiology and pathology is limited. The authors recognize that any consideration of surgical technique is beyond the scope of the book and confine themselves to mention of the indications for surgery.

Although a very good introduction to clinical ophthalmology, this book is written in French and there are already several excellent English

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