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November 1991

Ocular Toxicology

Author Affiliations

Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(11):1509. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080110043029

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Toxicology tends to be excellent bed-time reading for the insomniac, but this book, a record of the proceedings of the First Congress of the International Society of Ocular Toxicology, held June 7, 1988, proves otherwise. Exceptional in its diversity, the material in this book was originally published as Lens and Eye Toxicity Research in 1989.

"... an excellent, if somewhat scattered, overview of current thought in ocular toxicology."

The book is organized into seven sections: "Test Models," "Cornea," "Anterior Chamber," "Lens," "Retina," "Phototoxicity," and "Side Effects of Drugs and Physical Agents." There is an additional section entitled "Addendum to Section 5 [Retina]." One wonders why this single chapter did not simply follow its abstract, which was included in the "Retina" section. The chapters follow a variety of formats and styles, with some providing brief overviews of the authors' work and the majority of others offering detailed explications of the experiments performed.

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