ed 2, edited by Robison D. Harley, MD, PhD, Philadelphia, 1,552 pp, 17 color plates, Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 1983, $175.
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Pediatric ophthalmology has the broadest scope of any ophthalmologic subspecialty. A disproportionate number of uncommon diseases that affect the eye manifest themselves in the early years of life, and most ocular disorders of clinical importance that typically develop in adulthood occur at least occasionally before maturity, often presenting special management problems when they do. This massive text is unique in that it attempts to encompass the field in its entirety. The first edition of Harley's Pediatric Ophthalmology was published in 1975 and was quickly established as a standard reference. The second edition, more than 300 pages longer than its predecessor, contains several chapters that are entirely new and many others that have been completely rewritten or extensively revised. Among its 67 contributors are both highly respected pediatric ophthalmologists and numerous authorities recruited from other ophthalmological and pediatric subspecialties. The new edition is printed as a two-volume set, with the complete
Greenwald MJ. Pediatric Ophthalmology. Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(1):30. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040030016014
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