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November 1995

Macular Surgery

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Madison, Wis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1995;113(11):1364. doi:10.1001/archopht.1995.01100110024013

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Macular Surgery contains 12 chapters written by respected retinal surgeons that provide a worthwhile review of the current status of vitreoretinal surgery. A potential difficulty in any book that covers a rapidly changing field is the presentation of outdated material; however, the editor has managed to minimize this problem via careful topic selection. Sixchapters discuss common problems that compose the core of most vitreoretinal surgeons' practice, including macular pucker, vitreomacular traction, macular traction detachment secondary to diabetic retinopathy, full-thickness macular holes, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, and cystoid macular edema. Two chapters present approaches to rare and unusual situations, ie, biopsy of intraocular tumors and a case report of removal of a submacular cysticercus. The remaining four chapters cover techniques that are still under evaluation: the treatment of macular holes with transforming growth factor β, the impending macular hole study, subfoveal surgery for choroidal neovascularization, and a speculative look into the future of

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