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Pediatric Ophthalmology, a comprehensive new clinically oriented text, represents a monumental and exceedingly well-coordinated effort, with authors from both sides of the Atlantic. In the Foreword, Marshall Parks, MD, points out the very rapid growth of the subspecialty over the past several decades, and in the preface, Dr Taylor stresses the systemic aspects of pediatric ophthalmology and emphasizes the role of the ophthalmologist in the overall health of the child and the close relationship between the ophthalmologist and pediatrician.
The text has a total of 84 chapters occupying 715 pages, with over 3500 references. The chapters are organized into seven sections. The first six address topics such as the growth and development of the visual system, examination- and treatment-related issues, infections and allergies, systemic pediatric ophthalmology, eye movements, and strabismus. A highly practical appendix forms the seventh and final section, and contains 21 very brief chapters addressing specific symptoms or
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