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Numerous changes have occurred in the field of retinal detachment surgery in the 14 years that have passed since the publication of the second edition of Retinal Detachment by Dohrmann et al. The new edition of the academy's manual is a welcome and long overdue update on this topic, well prepared for both residents and graduates in ophthalmology. This manual is based on a review of the literature as interpreted through the personal experiences of the authors. The subject matter is presented in a didactic fashion, with all references included at the end of the monograph as a bibliography rather than after individual chapters.
The manual is divided into nine chapters and includes a reprint of "The Technique of Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscopy" by Rosenthal and Fradin in the appendix. A detailed table of contents and an index are provided to facilitate the retrieval of specific information. The introduction centers around
M. A. Von Fricken. Retinal Detachment: A Manual Prepared for the Use of Graduates in Medicine. Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(12):2247–2248. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020041099035