The second edition of this book has been extensively revised and expanded from the first edition, which appeared four years earlier. In the previous edition, the lens and glaucoma were combined in a single chapter; retinoblastoma, phakomatoses, and the optic nerve were included in the chapter on fundus diseases. In the new edition, a separate chapter is devoted to each of these important topics, making the book 97 pages longer (and more expensive). The reproductions of black-and-white clinical photographs and photomicrographs are better in this edition.
In general, the photomicrographs are well chosen and accurately labeled. Tables, diagrams, and schematic drawings are excellent. The text is well organized, clear, concise, and a pleasure to read. The references are relatively complete and up-to-date.
The book covers the material presented in an unusually good basic science course in ophthalmic pathology. It is for the student of ophthalmology and the clinician who is