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July 1977

Eugene Wolff's Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(7):1284. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450070182024

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This is the seventh edition of the venerable book that appeared first in 1933. The present edition has been revised by Roger Warwick, professor of anatomy at the University of London. Prof Warwick added a good number of new illustrations, especially electron micrographs, that were supplied to him from the Institute of Ophthalmology. The text also has been revised and modernized.

This book is obviously the standard work on ocular anatomy in the British Isles. In no way does it come close to the beautiful atlas and textbook of Hogan, Alvarado, and Weddell. Also, the book by Fine and Yanoff is superior in design and a more modern approach to the topic. On the other hand, Wolff's book has the advantage that it includes the anatomy of the ocular adnexa and the visual pathways up to the occipital lobe. It also contains an excellent chapter on the embryology of the

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