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May 1991

Laser: Its Clinical Uses in Eye Diseases

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(5):625-626. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080050039021

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This compact text, according to the preface, is designed to be "... small and practical with the hope that it will continue to be of value to busy ophthalmic clinicians." Nine years have passed since publication of the first edition; the second edition contains expanded sections on the treatment of retinal disease, with new chapters on the neodymium (Nd)-YAG laser, glaucoma treatments, laser photocoagulation for age-related maculopathy, and the principles of YAG and excimer lasers.

This edition retains some of the excellent photographs from the first edition, but with appropriate additions and updates. The quality of the photographic reproductions is excellent, and the use of color photographs throughout greatly enhances the effectiveness of the clinical examples. The photographs are located at the end of each chapter rather than throughout the text, but this is a minor drawback.

"... notable for its high-quality illustrations, and many clinicians will find a review of both

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