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August 1970

Corneal Edema, International Ophthalmology Clinics

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;84(2):257. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990040259033

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The terse title of this trim tome connotes concepts of corneal clouding and clarity. A distinguished panel of authors, mostly from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, discusses the physiology and pathophysiology of the cornea in terms of its most common derangement: swelling or edema. The result is at once scholarly and readable, with practical significance both for researchers and for practitioners. This is possible because of the clinical orientation of its basic science contributors and the basic science orientation of its clinician contributors. The fine Swedish hand of the editor, himself both basic scientist and clinician, is seen in the successful synthesis of both points of view.

The sequence of chapters is easy to follow. An introduction by Cogan leads into consideration of corneal edema in its relation to physiology (Mishima and Hedbys), histopathology (Goldmann and Kuwabara), clinical causes (Boruchoff), medical treatment (Payrau and Dohlman), and contact lenses

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