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May 1977

New Developments in Ophthalmology, vol 7, Documenta Ophthalmologica Proceedings

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(5):902. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450050180039

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This monograph contains the papers presented on the occasion of the opening of the new Institute of Ophthalmology, University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. In the introduction, Professor Van Den Heuvel gives a short history of the Eye Department at this university. A number of distinguished guests from Europe (Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, France and Belgium) and the United States present short papers summarizing their experience or their work in a particular field of clinical ophthalmology. As is usually the case in such proceedings, you cannot expect anything startlingly new or any evaluation in depth. In fact, though the symposium was held in October 1975, some of the discussions are already woefully obsolete (eg, the one on infectious endophthalmitis).

Of great interest, on the other hand, are the contributions from Dutch ophthalmologists and especially those from the University of Nijmegen. In two papers, Binkhorst brings us up to date on his

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