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Medical Management of Ocular Disease

Herbert E. Kaufman, MD
JAMA. 1964;189(8):648. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070080054029.
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Edited by one of the pioneers in ocular corticosteroid therapy, this is a herculean effort by 18 authors to cover all aspects of diagnosis and medical management of ocular disease as well as the indications for surgery. In this compendium some chapters are extremely sketchy and little more than lists. Most, however, represent thorough and authoritative interpretations of important, difficultto-manage conditions. As might be expected, some conditions are slighted and others are considered several times. In general, however, an attempt is made to correlate material between chapters and to present a generally unified coverage with little conflict and only occasional overlap. Background references for many opinions are not considered in detail because of the extensive scope of the material covered in the book, but most chapters are good expositions by authors of maturity and experience who indicate the methods they prefer for the management of ocular disease. The book is


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