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April 1975

Selected Topics on the Eye in Systemic Disease

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Southfield, Mich

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(4):322. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020332018

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Stephen Ryan and Ronald Smith have performed a great service for the practicing ophthalmologist in bringing together this lucid presentation. Selected Topics on the Eye in Systemic Disease consists of a detailed description of a systemic disease followed by an outstanding discussion of its ophthalmologic manifestations. The book is divided into three sections: "Retinal Vascular Disease," "Ocular Inflammatory Disease," and "The Rheumatic Diseases." By drawing on individuals in the departments of medicine and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions for the in-depth presentation of each systemic disorder, and coupling these discussions with Wilmer Institute contributions, Ryan and Smith have compiled a superb reference volume.

Especially noteworthy are the sections dealing with the respiratory distress syndrome (Avery) and its infrequent ocular sequelae, retrolental fibroplasia (Platz), systemic visceral larva migrans (Zinkham), and intraocular toxocariasis (Welsh) and systemic sarcoidosis (Johns), and ocular sarcoidosis (Ryan and Maumenee).

While color plates would have undoubtedly

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