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August 1990

Clinical Ophthalmology: A Systematic Approach

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(8):1078. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070100034020

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Although there is no dearth of texts written with the ophthalmologist-in-training in mind, Kanski's second edition of Clinical Ophthalmology continues to occupy a position of significance. Designed with "a main emphasis on the clinical interpretation of clinical signs which still form the mainstay of diagnosis of eye disorders," the text achieves the author's goal of presenting the subject matter in a clear, concise fashion. Moreover, the material is presented in sufficient depth for the book to be valued not only by those initially studying the core of clinical ophthalmology, but also by those reviewing for examinations, or simply reviewing.

Clinical Ophthalmology is organized into 15 comprehensive chapters. There is no chapter specifically devoted to pediatric ophthalmology, but topics relating to pediatrics are integrated throughout the text.

Each chapter is introduced by an outline, which does more than merely provide an overview of the material to be covered; the outline serves

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