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October 1980

Symposium on Medical and Surgical Diseases of the Cornea

Author Affiliations

Davis, Calif

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(10):1878. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020040730027

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Like so many of the previous transactions of the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology, the most recent volume dealing with the cornea and external diseases of the eye is an excellent compendium of current concepts. In 26 chapters plus a series of round-table discussions, the nine contributing authors cover a broad spectrum of topics ranging from the pathogeneses of recurrent herpes simplex to orthokeratology.

The central 13 chapters of this book are devoted largely to keratoplasty, including specialized techniques and management of complications. Several of these chapters are noteworthy for their practical approach to surgical problems. In addition to the surgical material, medical therapeutics is well represented, and the reader will be updated on the recent advances in antiviral therapy and extended-wear contact lenses. Particularly outstanding are the chapters on the management of microbial keratitis and stromal herpes.

If this volume suffers any major criticisms, they are related to its

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