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December 1949

Surgery of the Eye.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1949;50(6):843. doi:10.1001/archotol.1949.00700010858025

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This highly readable and eminently practical book does not cover every surgical procedure in ophthalmology, but it does give those which the author has used successfully and can recommend. A single method, and in some instances several methods, are described for each condition requiring ophthalmic surgery.

The exacting requirements for a book presenting surgical technics are handsomely met by numerous, excellent illustrations and by clear, detailed exposition. This achievement is in the tradition of Meller. In addition, the book is noteworthy for its many and ingenious suggestions.

To the material in the first edition, published in 1939, are added descriptions of goniotomy for congenital glaucoma; implantation in evisceration, with preservation of the cornea, and corneal transplantation, in which the Wiener punch is used to obtain mechanically a beveled edge. It would have been interesting to have had more detailed description of the postoperative care, particularly in the matter of corneal

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