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March 1972

Eye Injuries.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(3):363. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020365029

Traumatic ophthalmology is an increasingly important problem to the ophthalmologist. Drawing on more than 20 years of ophthalmological experience, the author in many cases writes from personal experience. This book covers almost every conceivable aspect of eye injuries and in most cases discusses the incidence, etiology, pathology, diagnosis, prognosis, prophylaxis, and treatment. It is divided into nine parts dealing comprehensively with mechanical trauma, traumatic neuro-ophthalmology, chemical injuries, thermal injuries, injuries from radiant energy, electrical injuries, sonic, ultrasonic, and infrasonic injuries, implications of environmental hazards, and finally posttraumatic visual disability and rehabilitation. The detail in which many of the subjects are covered makes this an excellent reference book but not a book which one might read cover to cover. For example, one of the 54 chapters deals entirely with accidental and operative trauma to trachomatous eyes while another chapter is devoted to dysbarism and barotrauma. The excellent index and more

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