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December 1986

Intravitreal Surgery: Principles and Practices

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(12):1763. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050240037033

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This textbook offers much more than is suggested by the title. The volume approaches all aspects of the vitreous whether or not such issues are pertinent to surgical management. Drs Peyman and Schulman

"...[the authors] present an approach that is easily adapted to varying philosophies and types of instrumentation."

have successfully combined explanations of history, basic science, pathophysiology, and clinical technique within a very readable and attractive volume. The chapters are clearly written, with admirably reproduced photographs and photomicrographs as well as a plentiful array of easy-to-follow drawings depicting surgical technique. Cited references are extensive and up to date and are thus of enormous help to the resident, fellow, or practitioner who wishes to efficiently survey opinion and the literature.

There are 19 chapters, two of which deal with anatomical and biophysical considerations of the vitreous body. The authors stress the dynamic changes that occur

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