In their new Manual of Clinical Problems in Ophthalmology, Gittinger and Asdourian have compiled a "compact source for selected current references" and herein lie both the strengths and weaknesses of the new volume. Manual is intended as a source book, which identifies majorareas of clinical interest to ophthalmologists and summarizes these subjects in brief essays. The short essays, divided into sections on pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment, are then backed up by a thorough list of publications on the subject, which emphasize the recent literature.
"... a starting point for a more definitive review of a selected subject."
Major categories include sections on the lids and adnexae, orbit, cornea and sclera, anterior chamber and glaucoma, lens, strabismus and amblyopia, retina and vitreous, uvea, optic nerve, ocular motility and pupil, and visual pathways. Within each heading are a selected number of chapters on clinically important subjects. The strabismus section, for example, is divided