This book contains an excellent collection of short papers delivered at "The Symposium on Light Coagulation" held at the University of Ghent, Belgium, 1972. The aim of this Symposium was to present a synthesis of present day knowledge regarding argon and xenon arc photocoagulation. The articles in this volume range from "basic principles of photocoagulation," by Jules François, to a comparison of laser instrumentation by Hunter L. Little, as well as a comparison between laser and xenon photocoagulation by Meyer-Schwickerath.
Other papers deal with argon laser photocoagulation in diabetic retinopathy, in peripheral neovascular diseases, retinal tears, and retinoschisis. The last paper deals with prevention of complications in argon laser photocoagulation.
This volume will serve as a valuable introduction to laser photocoagulation for the beginner. It also contains many fine clinical points regarding laser photocoagulation that will be helpful even to the experienced clinician. Professor François as well as the participants