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February 1987

Ophthalmology Notes

Author Affiliations

Brookline, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(2):181. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060020035020

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The author has written a text for the clinician, medical student, and medical professional. It is divided into two sections. The first of these is concerned with examination of the eye, diagnosis and treatment of ocular emergencies, and ocular pharmacology and therapeutics. The greater part of the book is concerned with basic ophthalmology.

"This book ... will be of value to the nonophthalmologist who sees eye patients with various ocular problems."

Because of the number of topics covered in this relatively small volume, the author has presented brief descriptions of many of the conditions, a situation that requires the reader to find other sources of information when more depth is desired. Also, because of limited space, some definitions may be less than fully understandable to the nonophthalmologist. However, for one who is not very conversant with medical and surgical eye care, this book provides a first step in understanding what is

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