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December 1991

Atlas of Ophthalmic Surgery

Author Affiliations

Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(12):1657-1658. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080120039019

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Atlas of Ophthalmic Surgery is a comprehensive, stepwise guide to "the important surgical subspecialties of ophthalmology." Dr Norman S. Jaffe serves as both the editor and major contributor to this visually attractive atlas. Acknowledging the didactic power inherent in high-quality, sequential, intraoperative color photographs that are juxtaposed against anatomically accurate, carefully designed diagrams, Dr Jaffe has constructed this simple, yet elegant atlas around visual images rather than text. The text is spare and complements the photographs and diagrams. Attention to detail is not lost, however. Important facts, such as medications following a surgical procedure, are frequently mentioned.

The atlas is divided into eight sections, covering the bulk of surgical ophthalmology. The chapters are entitled: "Cataract Surgery," "Corneal Transplantation," "Glaucoma," "Retina and Vitreous," "Strabismus," "Lid Malpositions," "Refractive Procedures," and "Laser Therapy of the Posterior Segment." For a multiauthored atlas, the quality of the writing is consistently high. The section authors are

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