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April 1971

Ultrasonography in Ophthalmology (International Ophthalmology Clinics, vol 9, No. 3).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;85(4):519-520. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.00990050521026

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Dr. Wainstock has assembled a delightful series of chapters written by 12 of the acknowledged leaders in the field of ocular ultrasound. The topics covered include the physics of the ultrasonic transducer as it applies to the clinical ultrasound exam, A and B-scan of the globe and orbit with particular attention to intraocular and orbital tumors, ocular biometry, foreign body localization and extraction, and experimental use of ultrasound in retinal detachment and in cataract extraction.

Since Dr. Wainstock solicited papers from individual men on their particular interest, rather than on separate topics, there is much overlap in the various chapters. The clinical ophthalmologist interested in a concise presentation of ultrasonography and when an ultrasonogram is indicated in a diagnostic work-up need only read the 100 pages by Oksala, Ossoinig, Purnell, and Bronson. The other contributions are noteworthy, but either repeat material in the above four chapters, or present items

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