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CLINICAL OPHTHALMOLOGY has been a trusted reference through five editions for thousands of students and practitioners. Established as one of the world's leading ophthalmic resources it has now been updated for a new generation of readers with online materials including full text, downloadable images and self-assessment tools. These and many additional features ensure its continuing place as a leading textbook in its field.

• Clear, well laid out practical text
• Attractive design and layout for each chapter with colour coding and clear boxes for an at-a-glance instant access to the information when in a busy clinic.
• Written by one of the most respected authors in the field with a range of expert contributors

• Free online access to Now you can access Jack Kanski's essential reference book online at any time. View the stunning library of nearly 3000 world-beating illustrations and download them for use in your own presentations.
• Nearly 1500 brand new illustrations.
• New contributions from leading experts in the field.
• All the chapters are thoroughly revised.
• Four new chapters on eye examination, imaging techniques, developmental malformations and drug-induced disorders.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Nicholas N. Volpe, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is the sixth edition (last published 4 years ago) of Kanski's classic book and a most worthwhile contribution. A perfect blend of beautiful illustrations and comprehensive coverage of all ophthalmic disorders, this edition includes new chapters on examination and imaging techniques and drug toxicities. The book nicely blends bulleted lists with prose.
Purpose: The author's stated purpose was to continue with a comprehensive book which is almost a blend between text and atlas. It is designed as a concisely written stepping stone from which the reader can go to more extensive reference textbooks. As an ophthalmology program director, I have uniformly recommended this book for that reason to my residents as they begin training.
Audience: Written for all ophthalmologists, the book functions well at many levels. For beginners, it provides a comprehensive source for disease identification, efficient knowledge acquisition, and differential diagnosis. A student of ophthalmology could pick any chapter, read it and have a firm (well illustrated) foundation in the area. In addition, experienced practitioners will find up-to-date information, incredible illustrations and figures to refresh their memory, and enough information to quickly have a differential diagnosis to consider and explore.
Features: Virtually all ophthalmology topics are covered to some extent. The introductory section on the eye examination, along with the sections on glaucoma, strabismus, cataract surgery and neuro-ophthalmology, are particularly well written and illustrated. As a rule, nearly every entity discussed is shown in a figure, making the book as well illustrated as an atlas. Because it is so comprehensive, there are only a few areas that are covered in great depth and there are no references.
Assessment: This is a unique book that really has no competition. It is much more than an introductory book for students and works well as the first book to go to when encountering a new or unfamiliar topic or wishing to see a picture of an entity being considered. On the other hand, it is not an authoritative text, since it has no references. Readers then must use this as a springboard for further literature review. It would seem to surpass a simple atlas because there is significant discussion of all entities. The book is up to date and current for rapidly changing topics such as macular degeneration and imaging techniques, and this alone justifies replacing older editions. In this day and age of ready access to the primary literature, this serves well as a handy book to use before literature review and it is more manageable and more evenly written than the comprehensive, multivolume, multiauthored texts in ophthalmology.
From the Publisher

"It is beautifully laid out and has excellent photographs and drawings - an excellent text for the intended audience." — American Journal of Ophthalmology

"It is difficult to fault this excellent book." — British Journal of Ophthalmology

BMA Awards 2008 - Highly Commended

"A breathtaking exposition of what clarity can do to unlock an apparently obtuse and opaque subject: wonderful drawings, photographs and other illustrations. This essential reference text greatly facilitates the understanding and practice of modern clinical ophthalmology."

Mary I. Daly
This is the fourth edition of a clinical textbook of eye disorders (last edition, 1994), with descriptions and illustrations of ocular disorders and their signs, associations, and treatments. The purpose is ""to provide the trainee with a systematic and easily assimilated introduction to ophthalmology, and a reference and update for the more experienced practitioner."" This is a basic and brief introduction to ophthalmological disorders. The illustrations are fantastic. The discussions of disorders are short and to the point; however, they are less detailed than they could be, at times, for the practitioner. This book was written, according to the author, for the trainee, and as a reference update for the more experienced practitioner. The level of detail of the written text seems geared toward the student/resident. The pictures and illustrations are excellent and are a good referential learning tool for the trainee and the clinician. This is a general introduction to clinical ophthalmology organized by disorders, starting with the eyelid and ending with trauma of the eye. The disorders and their signs, associations, and treatments are discussed. This is a very organized introduction to important eye diseases with magnificent illustrations. The photographs are quite impressive and clearly presented. The entries are brief and, perhaps, lack detail of interest to particular readers. The index is not as user-friendly as it could be. I recommend this text for trainees in and clinicians of ophthalmology. The illustrations provided could be a great addition for any practitioner of ophthalmology. The brevity of the written text pertaining to each disorder is useful as a quick reference for theclient, but this brevity limits the usefulness of this text as a sole reference.
Kanski, a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor, UK, jumps right into eye disorders, foregoing any basic anatomy chapters, beginning with disorders of the eyelids. Other chapters include discussions of conjuctiva, lens, and cornea disorders, as well as glaucoma, uveitis, intraocular tumors, retinal detachment, and neuro-ophthalmology. Illustrated with hundreds of color photos and drawings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080449692
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/20/2007
  • Series: Clinical Ophthalmology Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 952
  • Product dimensions: 8.84 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 2.16 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Ocular examination techniques

2 Imaging techniques

3 Developmental malformations and anomalies

4 Eyelids

5 Lacrimal drainage system

6 Orbit

7 Dry eye disorders

8 Conjunctiva

9 Cornea

10 Corneal and refractive surgery

11 Episclera and sclera

12 Lens

13 Glaucoma

14 Uveitis

15 Ocular tumours and related conditions

16 Retinal vascular disease

17 Acquired macular disorders and related conditions

18 Fundus dystrophies

19 Retinal detachment

20 Strabismus

21 Neuro-ophthalmology

22 Drug-induced disorders

23 Trauma

24 Systemic diseases

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2010

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    A great resource

    The photos in this book are excellent when you're learning what each condition or disease should look like. They also have good definitions. My only complaint is that it does not cover details with treatment, which the Wills Eye Manual does an excellent job in. Overall, a very useful source.

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