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May 1970

Current Concepts in Ophthalmology.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;83(5):664-665. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990030664030

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Thanks to the editorship of Drs. Becker and Burde, the current thoughts and practices of the present and former ophthalmology staff of Washington University are compiled again in a concise volume. The subspecialties of cornea, retina, and muscle are well represented with several chapters each, and there are also chapters on ophthalmic pathology, thyroid disease, gonioscopy, plastic surgery, and dyslexia. We are given practical information regarding corneal transplant techniques and the treatment of herpes simplex keratitis. The retina also gets fair treatment with chapters about utilization of contact lenses in biomicroscopy and the use of cryotherapy in retinal surgery. The cryosurgical removal of cataracts is discussed in a 39-page chapter which describes with numerous illustrations most of the cryo instruments now available. The chapter on gonioscopy outlines the reasons for utilizing a set of 13 gonioprisms to compensate for varying corneal curvatures. A review of lens induced inflammation with discussion

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