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July 1990

Clinical Anatomy of the Eye

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Kansas City, Kan

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(7):924-925. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070090026016

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On first opening my reviewer's copy of this book, I was struck by the preface section—literally! Closer inspection revealed that the glue used in the binding had not penetrated the spine of the preface, allowing it to fall out. The remaining chapters, however, were ruggedly bound and resisted vigorous attempts to dislodge them.

The authors' stated goal in writing this book was "to provide the ophthalmologist and optometrist with the basic knowledge of anatomy necessary to practice ophthalmology." Inasmuch as the depth and scope of anatomic detail required in ophthalmic practice exceeds that provided by this or any other single text, I would point out that this text does not fulfill the authors' ambitious goal.

This text presents a basic overview of the anatomy of the eyeball, eyelids, orbit, and associated neural pathways. The anatomic discussions are integrated with relevant clinical commentaries, syndromes, and correlations. Such an approach alleviates

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