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November 1990

Ophthalmology Clinics of North America, volume 2, Practical Laser Surgery

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Providence, RI

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(11):1534-1535. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070130036017

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The December 1989 edition of Ophthalmology Clinics of North America, entitled Practical Laser Surgery, presents a well-written, concise, basic review of current laser techniques in ophthalmology. The editor hoped to provide a manual "to help the general ophthalmologist know which patients in his or her practice would benefit from a laser procedure." The text is divided into 11 short, referenced chapters and a glossary covering the basic principles, applications, and research results of laser therapy in glaucoma, synechialysis, capsulotomy, vitreoretinal disorders, macular degeneration and histoplasmosis, diabetic retinopathy, uveal melanoma, ophthalmic plastic surgery, corneal surgery, and filtration surgery. The international contributors to the book are acknowledged experts in their fields.

"... a readable, concise manual for the novice in laser treatment ..."

Practical Laser Surgery succeeds in providing a quick reference for established laser protocols recommended in the ophthalmic literature and Macular Photocoagulation and Diabetic Retinopathy Studies. The chapters that include

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