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March 1990

An Atlas of Diseases of the Eye

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(3):334-335. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070050032016

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The third edition of An Atlas of Diseases of the Eye by Drs Perkins, Hansell, and Marsh is an illustrated guide to the more common and important ocular disorders. The specialty of ophthalmology is ideally suited to such an atlas as many of its clinical entities have a characteristic appearance. It is approximately 90 pages long and contains more than 230 illustrations, almost all of which are in color and of good quality.

The text and illustrations are arranged in a well-organized and easy-to-read fashion. The text is concise and divided into 38 chapters that follow a logical sequence. Beginning with the normal eye, abnormalities of the orbit, lids, lacrimal system, conjunctiva, cornea, sclera, uvea, and retina are described. Disorders of the posterior segment occupy about one half of the atlas. Each chapter, although having obvious space limitations, attempts to provide an overview of a particular topic, with attention

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