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December 1980

Diabetic Retinopathy

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(12):2247. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020041099034

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Sights and Sounds in Ophthalmology, volume 4, is a slide-tape-text presentation of diabetic retinopathy by Stuart L. Fine and Arnall Patz. The presentation consists of a cassette tape narration of 35-mm slides that show fundus photographs, histopathologic appearance, and artists' illustrations of diabetic retinopathy. A manual is provided and may be read in lieu of the tapes. The chapter headings are "Background Retinopathy"; "Preproliferative Retinopathy"; "Proliferative Retinopathy"; "Management of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy"; "Contraindications, Side Effects, and Complications of Photocoagulation"; "Vitrectomy"; "Pathogenesis of Proliferative Retinopathy"; "Macular Edema"; "Sudden Visual Loss"; "Miscellaneous Subjects"; and "Self-Assessment Quizzes."

The authors show fundus photographs of patients with various stages of retinopathy, state their plan of management, and then give reasons why they believe this plan is best. This method is very effective and provides practical guidelines for the clinical management of diabetic retinopathy. The authors give an especially lucid illustrated summary of the findings of

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