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July 1990

Clinical Ocular Oncology

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(7):925. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070090027017

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Dr. Char has succeeded admirably in producing a single-volume ocular oncology textbook that covers the most common lid, conjunctival, intraocular, and orbital tumors. In the era of multiauthored books with bothersome stylistic variations from chapter to chapter and awkward redundancy, it is heartening to see a busy researcher and clinician write a practical book outlining his vast personal experience.

This beautifully illustrated and well-indexed volume presents a clear and comprehensive, yet concise, review of most common ocular tumors. The book is divided into four major categories: (1) lid and conjunctival tumor; (2) uveal and intraocular lymphoid tumors; (3) retinal and optic nerve head tumors, and (4) orbital tumors.

Several chapters are outstanding. The discussion on differential diagnosis and management of posterior uveal tumors is lucidly presented and, although no absolute answers can be given to some questions, logical approaches are proposed for complicated problems. "... a thoughtfully planned book with

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