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May 1977

The Ocular Fundus: A Color Alias

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(5):900. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450050178033

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This color atlas is a revised and condensed edition of the 1963 Atlas of the Fundus of the Eye. The author has shortened the text considerably and has eliminated all case histories. On the other hand, he added hundreds of new color photographs of the fundus.

The various eye diseases are covered adequately. With full justification, the author emphasizes the ocular signs of systemic diseases and illustrates especially well diabetic retinopathy, a topic which has interested Professor Larsen since he wrote his original thesis in 1959. The author has carried on with distinction the tradition of Scandinavian ophthalmology in ocular photography, so auspiciously initiated by J.W. Nordenson in Uppsala in 1915. The reproductions are excellent, and the quality of the paper used for the atlas is superb.

This is a useful book for new residents, interns, neurologists, and family practitioners who are interested in a precise interpretation of their ophthalmoscopic

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