Because of her wide and extensive knowledge of heredity, embryology, and genetics, the author has ably segregated anomalies, abnormalities, and developmental arrests. She has also explained their probable causes. The ophthalmologist is made aware of the importance of the proper psychological approach to the parents of a child with an ocular abnormality. He also will be impressed with the urgent need for early corrective surgery in a child with a coloboma of the eyelid, buphthalmos, or complete congenital cataracts in order to spare the child and its parents real psychic trauma. Psychologists and psychiatrists should also profit from reading this book.