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July 1976

Advances in Uveal Surgery, Vitreous Surgery, and the Treatment of Endophthalmitis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(7):1239. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910040143026

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As its title implies, this book gives an up-to-date presentation of three particularly controversial inroads in ophthalmology. A simplistic review of classical background material preceding each section sets the stage for the introduction of the pioneering efforts of Dr Peyman and his many associates. Multiple diagrammatic representations of surgical devices and techniques, coupled with ample photomicrographs, tables, and in-depth bibliographies, encompass a major portion of the text.

The initial chapter on uveal surgery highlights a full-thickness eye wall resection technique for choroidal melanoma. Improved instrumentation for retinal biopsy and iridocyclochoroidectomy are also introduced.

The second section deals with techniques, complications, and some short-term results of vitreous surgery, with particular emphasis on the Peyman vitrophage and lens fragmenter.

The treatment of endophthalmitis is covered in the third section. There is a brief but complete description of the dosage, routes of administration, and ocular penetration of the major drugs used in

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