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December 1987

Clinical Ophthalmic Pharmacology

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(12):1644. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060120042018

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Clinical Ophthalmic Pharmacology provides an overview of the continually evolving field of ocular pharmacology. As the title suggests, the targeted readership of this book primarily includes health professionals involved in the pharmacologic treatment of ocular disorders. The book is edited by both an ophthalmologist (Dr Lamberts) and a pharmacologist (Dr Potter) and was written by scientists involved in clinical practice and/or basic research in particular areas of ocular pharmacology.

"... most [chapters] were well documented and carefully written."

Like other books on clinical ocular pharmacology, it consists of chapters ranging from discussions of specific classes of pharmacologic agents to a review of pharmacokinetic principles. In addition, it includes information that is not readily available in many other ocular pharmacology texts. The appendices include a "recipe" section that catalogues the mode of preparation of topically and subconjunctivally applied antibiotics. A unique chapter deals with the pharmacology of irrigating solutions used during intraocular

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