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March 1990

Ophthalmology Annual 1989

Author Affiliations

Boston, Mass


edited by Robert D. Reinecke, 384 pp, with illus, New York, NY, Raven Press, 1988, $95.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(3):334. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070050032014

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Ophthalmology Annual 1989 is a collection of chapters on topics of broad clinical interest. Although the chapters range in style from the scholarly, such as Dr Hayreh's "Arterial Hypertension and Its Ophthalmic Complications," to the "how I do it," they all share an emphasis on practical management issues. This common thread constitutes the broad appeal of this volume.

"... range in style from the scholarly... to the 'how I do it'..."

Several of the chapters provide comprehensive reviews of common ophthalmic disorders. For example, the chapter on recurrent corneal erosion (Dr Laibson) succinctly presents the symptoms, signs, pathophysiology, and range of treatment options for this common problem. Likewise, chapters on central serous chorioretinopathy (Drs Hampton and Hay) and orbital floor fractures (Dr Bosniak) clearly summarize the major diagnostic and therapeutic issues for these conditions and provide complete bibliographies for those interested in pursuing them further.

There are chapters that

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