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November 1990

Optica Oftalmologia

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Miami, Fla

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(11):1535. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070130037018

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This is the eighth book written by Professor Grom in Spanish and it illustrates his ability to teach a very difficult subject within the confines of the written word. The book is divided into three main sections. The first deals with basic optics. It reviews the mathematical principles of optics and contains superb illustrations to help the reader follow the stated principles.

"... a superb textbook covering many aspects of optics..."

The last two chapters of this section, covering color and lasers, are a welcome addition to a book on optics. The second section of the book is primarily concerned with a discussion of physiologic optics. It thoroughly discusses the optical properties of the human visual system. Chapter 23 summarizes the development of the human visual system from gestation through the first 8 years of life. Chapter 24 is specifically written for students of optics. It reviews 20 problems in optics,

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