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June 1983

Visual Pathology in Education

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(6):989-990. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040010989031

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This book is meant to serve as a teaching and reference text that outlines the basics of eye anatomy, physiology, and clinical abnormalities and their application to children with visual handicaps. It is meant to satisfy the needs of teachers and therapists in special education situations, the needs of instructors of courses that train such persons, and those of students who attend such courses.

The book is divided into three sections. The introductory three chapters discuss the basic anatomy, physiology, growth, and development of the eye and the visual system and include a brief guide to the dissection of the cow's eye. These chapters are concise, yet accessible to the intended reading audience. The details are accurate, and the simple, helpful diagrams definitely enhance the discussions.

The next five chapters discuss pathologic changes in the orbit and the structures of the eye itself, as well as abnormalities of refraction and

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