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August 1996

Atlas of Ophthalmic Surgery, Vol III, Strabismus and Glaucoma

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Madison, Wis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1996;114(8):1040. doi:10.1001/archopht.1996.01100140248044

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The third volume of the Atlas of Ophthalmic Surgery, which includes strabismus and glaucoma, is really much more than a simple atlas. The glaucoma section includes a chapter on the anatomical principles and landmarks of glaucoma surgery; a short section regarding glaucoma laser surgery; long chapters on trabeculectomy, full-thickness filtering procedures and their complications, drainage device implantation, goniotomy, trabeculotomy, and laser therapy and cryotherapy in glaucoma; and concludes with a section on combined cataract and glaucoma surgery.

I was impressed with the book from the first page of the glaucoma section. The initial page on the reader's left is solid text and the accompanying diagrams are on the right. The text is complete and concise. The diagrams are in full color, well labeled, and sufficiently detailed to provide an adequate reference for new surgeons. As in all other chapters, references are provided. Beginning with the chapter on anterior chamber angle

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