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May 1977

Colour Vision Deficiencies III, vol 17, Modern Problems in Ophthalmology

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(5):900. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450050178030

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The book contains the proceedings of the third symposium of the International Group Research on Colour Vision Deficiencies, held at Amsterdam/Leiden in 1975. Several subtopics are expertly introduced by brief reviews at an advanced technical level: mechanisms of defective color vision, peripheral color vision, genetics of color vision, methods of examination, and experimental and clinical aspects of acquired defects. Some articles are pearls of sophisticated experimentation, like the one by Alpern et al on altered ocular pigments. Throughout the book the presentations are of high scientific quality. The topics are, to a certain extent, heterogeneous, since the participants were not preselected. Discussion remarks or critical appraisals are not included. This book can hardly be read cover to cover, nor is each presentation comprehensive enough to satisfy the needs of a graduate student. It is valuable for ophthalmologists as reference and state-of-the-art information.

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