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April 1971

An Atlas of Ophthalmic Surgery.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;85(4):520. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.00990050522027

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Almost ten years have elapsed since the publication of the first edition of this atlas by the late Conrad Berens and the current co-author John Harry King. The present volume represents an up-dating and an expansion of the earlier work.

To attempt to encompass all phases of ocular surgery is a monumental task. Individual sections of this atlas must stand on their own merits by comparison with more selective atlases, such as those by McLean on cataract surgery and glaucoma surgery, those on keratoplasty by Castroviejo and by Paton, and the new small atlas of extraocular muscle surgery by Dyer. There is also the earlier and smaller atlas of eye surgery by Paton and Katzin.

For sheer scope, the present volume is unmatched. A glance at the Table of Contents shows that all important aspects of ocular surgery are covered. Fullness of treatment is variable. Fourteen pages allotted to pterygium

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