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January 1991

Diagnosis and Management in Vision Care Book Review

Author Affiliations

Indianapolis, Ind

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(1):11. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080010013002

To the Editor.  —I read with curiosity the book review of Diagnosis and Management in Vision Care (edited by John F. Amos) critiqued by Arthur I. Geltzer, MD, in the April 1990 issue of the Archives.1I found it peculiar that Dr Geltzer "read and reread" this text with the apparent intent of detecting any possible flaw in its content. His most significant findings regarding this 729-page textbook were as follows: (1) the omission of infection on a differential diagnosis list for pain in the immediate postoperative period; (2) the question of whether filtering to 360-nm UV radiation provides adequate protection for skiers and aviators; and (3) a statement in the text regarding the treatment of an amblyopic child that was cited from a 1957 (outdated?) reference source.Dr Geltzer's conclusion was that the misinformation presented in this text, so vividly illustrated in the above three examples, could have

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