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November 1991

Myopia Surgery: Anterior and Posterior Segment

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Los Angeles, Calif

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(11):1509. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080110043030

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This book attempts to bring together under one cover the many new and exciting techniques that have been developed to help myopes. As alluded to in the foreword by Dr Thompson, the anterior segment specialist does not usually deal with posterior segment disease, and vice versa. However, since myopia afflicts both segments of the eye, Dr Thompson has assembled a well-written work that encompasses and emphasizes surgical methods employed in both the anterior and posterior segments of the myopic patient.

"... an excellent introduction to the surgical treatment of high myopes...."

Myopia Surgery is divided into three sections. The first section, devoted to the pathophysiology of refractive and axial myopia, attempts to summarize the physician's current understanding of the many physiologic factors that may cause myopia. However, since this book is designed for the surgeon and clinician, this section is notably less comprehensive than the other two. In particular, little mention

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