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October 1977

Modern Problems in Ophthalmology: Volume 18. Turning Points in Retinal Surgery

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(10):1892-1893. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450100194037

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These are the transactions of the tenth meeting of the Gonin Club held in Lausanne, Switzerland, in June 1976. About two thirds of the papers are in English and the others in French or German. The introduction to the volume is a short history of the meetings of the Jules Gonin Club, which was founded in 1959 in Lausanne. This is most fascinating reading; there can be no doubt that this society has grown to an international association of physicians interested in the retina and retinal surgery.

One of the main themes of the 1976 congress was the contribution of ultrasonography to the diagnosis of intraocular diseases. At that meeting, the coveted Hermann Wacker Prize was presented to Dr A. Oksala of Finland, Dr Jackson Coleman of New York, and Dr K. C. Ossoinig of Iowa City. During that first session, numerous authors pointed out the contributions of ultrasonography to

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