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August 1977

Krill's Hereditary Retinal and Choroidal Diseases, vol II, Clinical Characteristics

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(8):1472. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450080182028

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Alex E. Krill died in an aircraft accident in 1972. Volume I of Hereditary Retinal and Choroidal Diseases had been completed before that time; it deals with modern functional testing of visual function. Parts of volume II had been drafted, but it remained for Krill's colleagues and co-workers to complete the book as a memorial to him, a man who stimulated many of us with his perceptive, inquisitive, critical, and honest mind. Eighteen chapters deal with color vision, night blindness, cone degenerations, rod-cone dystrophies, focal epitheliopathy, flecked retina, Bruch's membrane degenerations, choroidal atrophies, vitreoretinal dystrophies, hereditary optic atrophy, ganglion cell infiltration diseases, hereditary ocular tumors, and phakomatoses; the volume is concluded by a synopsis of retinal, choroidal, and optic nerve syndromes.

Case histories and typical findings (clinical, functional, and morphological) are lucidly presented and illustrated. Color plates, black and white photographs, and numerous line drawings enhance the text. The authors

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