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October 1974

Fluorescein Microangiography of the Ocular Fundus

Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;92(4):360. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.01010010370025

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In a beautiful volume, appropriately titled Fluorescein Microangiography of the Ocular Fundus, Dr. Shimizu offers a sequel to his first text on the subject, Atlas of Fluoresence Fundus Angiography, published five years earlier with Dr. S. Shikano. The author intends the present book to supplement the first.

In this work one is treated to a visual feast of fundus angiograms, which are stunning in their contrast and resolution. Photographically, it stands in its area as a landmark of clinical and publishing excellence. Unless the full potential of the technically refined method of fluorescein angiography for demonstrating fine vessel structure and dynamics had been realized, the basic attempt of the book, as connoted by the title, would have been futile. In an admirable way, Dr. Shimizu demonstrates the many kinds of information that can be extracted from high quality fluorograms. Throughout, he attempts to formulate reasonable explanations for phenomena seen in

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