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September 1979

Vitreoretinal Disease

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(9):1769. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020020297028

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This book is an introductory clinical guide for residents and fellows interested in vitreoretinal disease. The first seven of the 22 chapters deal with retinal detachment. History taking and examination are covered in considerable detail. So are the ocular fundus drawing, the classification of retinal detachment, preoperative and postoperative management of patients, and operative procedures. The author skillfully and objectively describes the use of lamellar scleral flaps using hard silicone implants and sponges, and the use of silicone sponge explants, but does not mention the use of hard silicone explants. The recognition and treatment of complications following retinal detachment surgery are not covered at all.

Two chapters are devoted to vitreous surgery and postoperative management and follow-up of patients who underwent vitrectomy. This material is covered cursorily and is only a survey of the subject. Two chapters by Dr Marvin F. Kraushar deal with the inborn errors of metabolism, the

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