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August 1972

Modern Problems in Ophthalmology: Photography in Ophthalmology

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vol 9. Edited by Horacio Ferrer Eye Institute, Publication Committee Series Editor, EB Streiff, Lausanne. Price, $16.45. Pp 210, with 131 illustrations and six tables. S. Karger, Amold-Boklin-Strasse 25, CH-4000 11, Basel, Switzerland, 1971.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(2):229-230. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030231022

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This volume is a compilation of most of the papers presented at an international three-day meeting on ophthalmic photography and fluorescein angiography held at the Horacio Ferrer Eye Institute in Miami, Fla, March 1970. It is divided into parts. In the first section several short papers describe diverse specialized techniques of ocular photography, some established and others experimental, including cinematography, television, a computer teaching console, and monochromatic, infrared, and stereo photography. Although frequent references are made to material shown at the meeting, regrettably few examples are reproduced in this book, thus frustrating the reader who cannot appreciate fully the photographic results. The techniques are only sketchily presented and the potential of the more experimental ones is not explored in any depth in these papers, many of which are abbreviated almost to becoming abstracts.

In the larger second section, fluorescein angiography of the fundus, the primary subject of the meeting, is

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