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September 1988

Clinical Ophthalmology: A Text and Colour Atlas

Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(9):1176. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060140336026

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Clinical Ophthalmology: A Text and Colour Atlas is an introductory text primarily intended for the nonophthalmologist physician, medical student, and others looking for a short yet well-rounded overview of the specialty. While boasting numerous superb color photographs, however, this book is more than just an atlas. The ophthalmologic examination, symptom-related diagnosis, and common pathologic conditions affecting the eye are addressed in a succinctly written fashion.

The book comprises 15 chapters. The first discusses the techniques and instrumentation used for the eye examination. Special attention is given to direct ophthalmoscopy. After brief chapters devoted to refractive errors, color vision defects, and aging changes in the eye, a well-illustrated review of eyelid conditions is presented. In this latter section, as throughout the book, the photographs are reproduced in an appealing and clearly illustrative manner. The subsequent chapters deal with the causes of epiphora and the red eye, briefly discussing both common and

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