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March 1983

Ophthalmology Surgery: Principles and Practice

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(3):498. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040010498051

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A comprehensive text dealing with ophthalmic surgery would be beneficial in the library of every resident and practitioner. This book contains sections by 12 prominent physicians with reputations for excellence in ophthalmic surgery. It was published with the intent, stated in the preface, to "bring together in one book those things the ophthalmic surgeon needs to know to practice his or her craft well," and has been largely successful in achieving this stated goal.

The book is organized into two sections. The first section deals with general principles of ophthalmic surgery and contains seven chapters dealing with planning of the surgical procedure, fundamental surgical principles, instrumentation, sutures, and anesthesia—various topics that are applicable to all types of ophthalmic surgery. The second section consists of ten chapters each dealing with a specific subspecialty area of ophthalmic surgery. These include chapters on cataract surgery, corneal surgery, glaucoma, retinal detachment, retinal photocoagulation, vitrectomy,

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