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March 1991

Retinal Detachment

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(3):332. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080030034029

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This major new text splendidly accomplishes the authors' goal of providing a single source that describes "... the pathogenesis and management of retinal detachment." A large, single-volume text, the book covers all of the major aspects of this topic in 17 well-organized chapters, each complete with a summary and extensive bibliography. The 1846 illustrations alone make up a beautiful and valuable atlas of black-and-white drawings, photographs, fluorescein angiograms, and light and electron micrographs.

Detailed descriptions of the anatomy, pathophysiology, and precursors of retinal detachment are presented in a concise and readable format, and are followed by comprehensive and invaluable discussions of the available techniques for surgical repair. These include the more commonly employed techniques of scleral buckling with silicone implants and explants, as well as various alternative methods, such as the use of pneumatic retinopexy and episcleral balloons. A substantial portion of the text is devoted to the discussion of primary

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