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Ocular Tumours. Diagnosis and Treatment

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    Ocular Tumours. Diagnosis and Treatment. Bertil Damato. £75; Pp 288. Oxford: Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000. ISBN 0750622202.

    To a non-ophthalmic oncologist this book was a delight to read. The script, illustrations, and format made for light work, without losing emphasis, on referencing statements made and incorporating correlative imaging (particularly enjoyable the emphasis on echography) and histology. The book begins with basic examination techniques, and then covers each tissue from conjunctiva to retina with the array of tumours that occur at these sites (starting logically with the most common first!). There are, additionally, dedicated chapters on lymphoid tumours, metastasis, and paraneoplastic syndromes. An enjoyable end for the non-specialist are the chapters on treatments including radiotherapy, surgery, and phototherapy. This book needs no further review except to say I think it meets its aims in delivering, very enjoyably, general information regarding the diagnosis and management of ocular tumours to the non-specialist.