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From The CriticsReviewer: Christopher A. Larson, MD(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This new book is a survey of retinal diseases that both the ophthalmologist and general practitioner are likely to encounter. Each retinopathy is first presented from the perspective of the ophthalmologist, and then the medical management of the associated systemic disease is discussed.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an overview of common retinopathies and key areas of medical management. The authors recognize that it is difficult to keep abreast of advancements in both the specialties of ophthalmology and internal medicine, but that a common knowledge base is necessary. The difficult objective of satisfying the needs of both specialties in one volume meets with some success.
Audience: The authors state that this book is intended for internists and ophthalmologists in training as well as general practitioners, optometrists, and nurses. They also hope that it will assist doctors in preparation for both MRCP and FRCOphth examinations. The authors are credible authorities in the subject matter and are examiners for FRCOphth.
Features: The overall appearance of this book is attractive. It is amply illustrated with high-quality photographs and tables. The text is not referenced, but each chapter includes a list of current articles for further reading. The table of contents and index provides ready access to specific topics.
Assessment: The concept of this book is unique. It attempts to bring together in one volume the current practice of ophthalmology and internal medicine as applied to common retinal diseases. This book should be useful to the general practitioner. It provides a current overview of the important relationship between systemic disease and the retina.