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June 1983

Congenital Anomalies of the Optic Disc

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(6):990. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040010990035

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Anyone examining the ocular fundus will appreciate this text. It is easily and profitably read from beginning to end and serves as a valuable reference source.

There are seven chapters that cover the following topics: anatomy, embryology, vascular anomalies, excavations and colobomas, size abnormalities, tumors, and other anomalies. The prose is clear, concise, and readable. The various optic disc anomalies are discussed from the standpoint of embryology, histopathology, clinical features, systemic association, differential diagnosis, ancillary studies, and causes. All this is done in a clinically pertinent way. The text is richly complemented by numerous illustrations that are excellent; many of them were culled from other publications. The abundance of current and pertinent references enhances the value of this text for all who are interested in the ophthalmoscopic picture of the optic nerve head.

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