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April 1989

Laser Photocoagulation of Retinal Diseases

Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(4):497. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070010511017

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This volume is a collection of 35 reports presented at the International Symposium on Laser Photocoagulation of the Macula held in New Orleans, Nov 6 through Nov 8, 1986. Collectively, these reports provide an overview of indications, techniques, and complications of laser therapy for retinal disease. At present, this is the most up-to-date book on retinal photocoagulation. It should be quite valuable, not only to retinal specialists but also to those ophthalmologists who wish to obtain an overview of this field.

The reports cover a wide range of topics, including basic concepts and instrumentation, diabetic retinopathy and other retinal vascular diseases, subretinal neovascularization in age-related maculopathy, and photocoagulation of retinal angiomas and intraocular tumors. In general, the reports are well written and concise. This is an enjoyable book to read. Many illustrative cases are shown, demonstrating the specifics of treatment techniques. At the conclusion of many of the chapters, the

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