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February 1977

Advances in Vitreous Surgery

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Iowa City, Iowa

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(2):337. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450020138028

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A truly distinguished host (57) of the most eminent personalities in the field of vitreous surgery contribute to this extensive work. It comes as an offspring of the Symposium on Recent Advances in Vitreous Surgery held at the University of California Medical Center in March 1974.

While falling into the ever-swelling ranks of recent publications on the vitreous, this text holds true to its theme. The editors have put a limitation on verbosity by presenting only the essential elements of each contributor's subject together with multiple pertinent pictures and tables. These distinguishing characteristics allow for attentive reading, quick apprehension, and complete understanding of the up-to-date gamut of vitreousretinal surgery.

The ten informative panel discussions that follow their respective sections enforce the often short, but informative chapters. While the subject matter is far too extensive for listing, major highlights include: bright flash electroretinography, ultrasonography, intraocular infusion solutions, electrosurgery, trauma, and complicated

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