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November 1990

Retinal Detachment Surgery

Author Affiliations

Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(11):1534. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070130036016

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This beautifully illustrated book contains a wealth of information about retinal detachment surgery if the reader is willing to dig a bit to find it. The need to dig is prompted by the awkward organization of the material. The author has chosen to divide the book into five chapters, which take the reader through introductory material, the preoperative examination, operative planning, surgical procedures, and postoperative management of retinal detachment. This is all well and good until one realizes that a particular clinical problem, such as proliferative vitreoretinopathy, is scattered in pieces throughout the book and the reader's attention is continually jarred by abrupt changes in clinical subject.

"... a wealth of information... if the reader is willing to dig..."

The book would be far more valuable if there were a single chapter on a particular clinical problem, such as proliferative vitreoretinopathy, and the definition, classification, clinical description, histopathology, findings on examination,

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