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June 1997

Ophthalmic Photography: A Textbook of Retinal Photography, Angiography, and Electronic Imaging

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Madison, Wis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1997;115(6):825. doi:10.1001/archopht.1997.01100150827037

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Saine and Tyler have assembled a book that may be the most comprehensive textbook on ophthalmic photography; it is certainly the most up to date regarding electronic imaging of the fundus. It is creatively illustrated and contains several hundred images, both color and black and white.

The book is divided into 9 main chapters, each with a title page containing an outline of the topics to be discussed. Many chapters make use of sidebars, shaded boxes containing helpful hints and practical suggestions. They provide additional detail to the text with, for example, tips for dilating the difficult patient and suggestions for determining the correct film exposure for young children. Three appendixes provide a list of helpful abbreviations used in ophthalmic photography, a list of professional societies and companies of general interest to the photographer, including manufacturers of stereo equipment, digital cameras, and software useful in ophthalmic photography. A comprehensive index

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