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October 1991

Microsurgery of Retinal Detachment

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(10):1360-1361. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080100040025

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This new edition is divided into four sections: "Preoperative Exam"; "Instrumentation"; "Surgical Techniques"; and "Types of Retinal Detachment: Clinical Characteristics and Surgical Management." The book is well written, with good organization and appropriate illustrations. The figures and drawings are in black and white, but are nicely produced, plentiful, and instructive.

In this book, Bonnet shares her extensive experience in the management of retinal detachment. The book is up to date and well referenced and has a lucid, informative, and easy-to-read style. Unfortunately, the text is complete with all the biases that a single viewpoint often implies. For example, Bonnet repeatedly affirms that "permanent retinal reattachment can be achieved in 100% of eyes," when she describes certain types of detachments such as retinal detachment with retinal dialysis. Such assurance detracts from other experience that the author shares.

The main element of this book is the use of microsurgical techniques for retinal

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