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March 1990

Contact Lenses: A Guide to Selection, Fitting, and Management of Complications

Author Affiliations

Winthrop, Mass


edited by Susan M. Stenson, 279 pp with illus, Norwalk, Conn, Appleton & Lange, 1987, $69.95.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(3):335-336. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070050033019

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The subject of contact lenses becomes more complicated almost daily. For one who has little exposure, the discovery of a path to clinical mastery may be frustrating. Contact Lenses: A Guide to Selection, Fitting, and Management of Complications offers a painless introduction.

"... recommended as a primer in contact lenses."

In the first two chapters, the reader is presented with excellent background in the prefitting evaluation of patients. Patient needs and expectations are well addressed. Contraindications to cosmetic lenses are thoroughly presented. The endothelial cell loss controversy is introduced, as well as useful information about the use of facial cosmetics. Pertinent aspects of the ocular examination are most detailed and are helpful to all professionals who wish to strengthen their clinical acumen.

The chapter devoted to hard lenses offers a brief but useful overview of the history of rigid lenses, as well as a lucid explanation of materials and manufacturing

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