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December 1977

Current Diagnosis and Management of Chorioretinal Diseases

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(12):2233. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450120139029

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This book is the outcome of the International Photocoagulation Congress which convened from Sept 28 to Oct 1, 1975 in New York City. The authors represent many of the world's leading experts in chorioretinal disease. According to the editor, they were instructed to present their opinions concerning the natural history, ophthalmoscopic characteristics, and positive or negative aspects of the diagnostic and therapeutic modalities that are now available. On the whole, they succeeded. The text is clearly written and appropriately illustrated. It is subdivided into six parts: "Instrumentation and Pathology," "Peripheral Retinal Diseases," "Diabetic Retinopathy," "Macular Diseases," "Complications of Photocoagulation Therapy," and "Advanced Technical Uses of Photocoagulation."

Although much of the material presented in this book has appeared elsewhere in other forms, the text has been brought up to date and serves as a useful review and source of information. In the first section, Apple, in a lengthy article, reviews the

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