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March 1977

Vitreoretinal Disorders: Diagnosis and Management

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(3):529. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450030171036

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The authors have succeeded in producing a complete, up-to-date treatise on the vitreous. A large portion of the text comes from the enormous experiences of these world-renowned retinal surgeons. The tendency of overemphasizing personal viewpoints and biases is well balanced by adequate references to other investigators.

The first third of the book is devoted to a lucid description of essential background material necessary for a thorough understanding and productive evaluation of the vitreous. Interwoven with basic anatomical facts are the latest pertinent biochemical and microscopical considerations. The section on slit-lamp examination of the vitreous cavity is exceptionally well illustrated.

The second third of the text comprises a detailed description of virtually all vitreoretinal diseases. This section is studded with illustrations, many of which are in color. The topics are covered in respect to etiology, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, and management.

The remaining section of the book deals with the surgical

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