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December 1986

Visual Optics and Refraction: A Clinical Approach

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(12):1761. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050240035029

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In this new edition, Dr Michaels has completely reorganized and reoriented his excellent book. Particularly noteworthy are an expanded section on physiology and applied physiologic optics, a revised section on examination methods with much more background information on the indications for and basis of optical corrections, and new information relating to problems of pseudophakia and refractive surgery. In addition to the expanded text, there are abundant new illustrations that facilitate interpretation and understanding of the text.

"All ophthalmologists will find numerous important new insights into applied visual optics and refraction."

The chapter "Elements of Ocular Motility" in the section on applied physiologic optics is a particularly useful addition, as is the chapter "Methods, Means, and Measurements" in the section on the theory of refraction. A further improvement is the reorganization of the section on examination methods, so that it progresses from the elements of history and case analysis through the

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