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March 1972

Retinal Diseases in Children.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(3):363-364. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020365030

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The eye problems of children are being recognized more and more as a special area of interest in ophthalmology, and it is a pleasure to have a new book which offers material on a group of pediatric ophthalmic problems affecting the retina, edited by an acknowledged retina specialist. As a collaborative effort of ten authors, the book has strengths and some weaknesses. The various contributors, each with his own interests and style of writing, have come up with widely varying chapters. Some chapters provide only brief descriptions of pertinent conditions, without adding much that is not easily available from other sources. Others employ a rather parochial selection of material, dictated by the contributor's own personal experience. The chapters on Coats' disease and on the phakomatoses, on the other hand, are complete and soundly presented. In another chapter Tasman's own valuable experience with the late complications of retrolental fibroplasia is

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