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July 1987

Handbook of External Diseases of the Eye

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(7):899-900. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060070035017

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In the foreword, Dr Bohigian modestly cautions the reader that this pocket handbook is designed only as a reference manual and guide and should be used in conjunction with more detailed and current material. Used in that manner, this book is an excellent daily companion for the practicing ophthalmologist.

"... this book is an excellent daily companion for the practicing ophthalmologist."

The book is divided into three sections: clinical diagnosis and therapy, laboratory procedures, and therapeutics. The diagnosis section is the weakest of the three, describing a variety of diagnoses in brief outline form. Its value is chiefly as a quick review for the ophthalmologist already familiar with the entities covered. The laboratory procedures section is very well written, with excellent descriptions of the techniques of culture, scraping, and anterior chamber and vitreous taps. The cytology of conjunctival exudates is well described, but the single illustration is unfortunately limited to a

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