Ultrasonography of the Eye and Orbit, D. Jackson Coleman, M.D., Frederic L Lizzi, Eng. Sc. D. and Robert L. Jack, M.D., Philadelphia, Lea and Febiger, 1977, 357 pages, price $35.00.
Dr. Coleman and his associates have composed a text of ophthalmic untrasonography which is the culmination of nearly a decade of experience in their laboratories and clinics. The authors have published widely in the ophthalmic literature in the past and this book is more than the sum of its parts.
The textual material itself can be divided into three broad categories: physics and technology, ocular and orbital diagnosis, and biometry. The section on physics and instrumentation has broad appeal to all physicians interested in ophthalmic ultrasonography, as it is quite lucid and complete without being overpowering. The section on ocular and orbital diagnosis covers virtually every ocular and orbital disease entity which might be encountered and does so with excellent illustrations and line drawings. Biometry with specific application to calculation of lens implant powers is amply covered.
This is not a book designed to be a general text of ophthalmic ultrasonography; it is expressly the definitive source on immersion Bscan aspopularized by the authors over the past decade using commercially available equipment presently in the hands of many ophthalmologic centers. This specificity is the strength of the book. Contact B-scan and standardized ?-scan techniques are described briefly and extensively referencedforthe interested reader.
This, as is the case with all definitive tests, should be in every ophthalmic library as well as at the elbow of all who subscribe to Dr. Coleman's methods.