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July 1984

Color and Fluorescein Angiographic Atlas of Retinal Vascular Disorders

Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(7):962. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040030770002

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This magnificent atlas has the praise of the author's former teacher, Arnall Patz, especially for the sections on arterial and venous insufficiency and cystoid macular edema. In addition to these, various chapters consider neovascularization, telangiectasis, aneurysm, vascular tumors, collateral shunts and tortuosity, and miscellaneous conditions. The first chapter on nomenclature and principles of fluorescein angiography and introductions to other chapters are illustrated by simplified and rather dramatic paintings by Amalie Dunker. The fundus photographs in color, red-free light, and fluorescein angiograms by David Baczewski are of excellent quality. This atlas is largely a compilation of cases illustrative of the various conditions, most of which have brief histories. Except for descriptions of the fundus photographs and accompanying angiograms, there is relatively little text and no statistics. A large bibliography follows each section. The author stresses the prognostic importance of detecting neovascularization whose capillaries lack tight junctions and leak fluorescein, and

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