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August 1979

Handbook of Pediatric Ophthalmology

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(8):1553. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020020199038

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The purpose of this book is to give the reader a broad overview on the field of pediatric ophthalmology. It is written primarily for the medical student. Eight chapters are contributed by other authors, mostly from the Albany School of Medicine.

Vision, amblyopia, and strabismus are covered in the first chapter. The second chapter deals with syndromes that have specific ophthalmic findings. The next chapter is on external disease. It is broken down into the congenital anomalies, inflammatory disease, and degenerative conditions. There is a good presentation of bacterial infections that describes the techniques for their analysis. The general principles of contact lenses are also discussed in this chapter. A section on trauma involving the anterior segment follows.

Lids, the orbit, and the lacrimal system are covered in chapter 4. It includes congenital anomalies, inflammation, and tumors. Specific references are given so that the subject can be studied in depth.

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