Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

: 1981  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 314-

Book review

RP Sachdeva 

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R P Sachdeva

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Retinal Detachment Surgery by A.H. Chigneell. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1980. Pp 166, Figs. Refs. black and white figures, one colour plate.

This is a well arranged book with the selec�tions of topics useful for proper technique of examination, clinical evaluation of a detach�ment care and its management. Much empha�sis has been laid on the clinical signs and their most practical interpretation to under�stand its genesis. The detached retina recent or old with or without secondary changes in the retina and vitreous is very well represen�ted in the drawings. The behaviour of retina and vitreous membrance as it changes with the time is very well documented.

The author presents the management of a case in a simplified manner by taking an easy surgical approach without going much into controversies of other surgical modalities. The main emphasis is laid on the episcleral im�plants-Siliastive sponges with or without drainage. The indications are very well dis�cussed. No much has been said of the intra�scleral dissections and use of silicone tires.

The author deserves appreciation for bring�ing out such a useful book on Retinal detach�ment surgery which gives a practical insight of the subject. It is well recommended for training ophthalmologists taking up this speci�ality and retinal surgery to have a quick grasp of subject in a short time.