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August 1988

Review of Books on Cornea and External Diseases

Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(8):1042-1043. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060140194020

In an ongoing series of reviews of the available texts in subspecialty areas of ophthalmology, Dr Arthur Boruchoff has examined the area of cornea and external diseases. Dr Boruchoff's survey takes the form of a letter written to the ophthalmologist just beginning practice.

Daniel M. Albert, MD Book Review Editor

June 1988

Dear New Ophthalmologist,

Congratulations on finishing your ophthalmology residency and entering the real world of practice. You asked for my opinion about books in the area of cornea and external disease written in the past ten years that would be most useful in your practice. You pointed out that there are five categories you would like available in your office library, namely (1) a generalized comprehensive textbook, (2) a book to help in differential diagnosis, (3) a text to cover corneal infections, (4) a practical text covering corneal and adnexal surgery, and (5) a comprehensive textbook on refractive

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