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There has been a need for a medium-sized textbook on glaucoma that is short enough to read cover to cover but with enough depth and breadth to serve as a meaningful reference. Drs Kaufman and Mittag have achieved this in volume 7 of the Textbook of Ophthalmology series edited by Steven Podos, MD, and Myron Yanoff, MD. In the preface, the associate editors state that they have sought to encompass and integrate the basic biology and pathobiology of the tissues and physiologic processes with the clinical manifestations, diagnostic technologies, and therapeutic modalities relevant to this disease family and they have certainly succeeded. This excellent volume contains material from 43 well-known contributors who present the information in an easily understandable form with abundant illustrations and photographs.
Part 1 details normal structure and function of the anterior segment and aqueous humor. The chapters on biochemistry and the posterior segment are very readable