The Eye: Basic Sciences in Practice / Edition 3

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Overview

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. A concise textbook of basic science for trainees and residents in ophthalmology.

• The only all-embracing textbook of basic science suitable for trainee ophthalmologists – other books concentrate on the individual areas such as anatomy.
• Attractive page design with clear, colour diagrams and text boxes make this a much more accessible book to learn from than many postgraduate textbooks.
• Presents in a readable form an account of all the basic sciences necessary for an understanding of the eye – anatomy, embryology, genetics, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, immunology, microbiology and infection and pathology.

• More on molecular pathology.
• Thorough updating of the sections on pathology, immunology, pharmacology and immunology.
• Revision of all other chapters.
• More colour illustrations.

The book contains both black-and-white and color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

John W. Chandler
The title perfectly describes this wonderful book. The basic sciences are presented with exquisite clarity, and clinical pearls are strung throughout the book. Interestingly, the authors do not state a purpose for their book. Indeed, they do not need to do so because they have filled the niche that has long been apparent to educators in ophthalmology. Understanding the biological basis of ophthalmology is a crucial foundation for becoming a superb ophthalmologist, but this is often inadequately emphasized in residency training because of the need to also develop technical skills. This book has so many strengths that will make basic science relevant to clinical practice that it is essential for everyone in an ophthalmology residency or preparing for board examinations. The authors are distinguished scientists and educators. Every chapter is filled with excellent quality illustrations that carefully emphasize important points. The line drawings are especially useful. Throughout the book clinical pearls are surrounded by a blue line for easy identification. The references are primarily from work in the U.K. The index is detailed and helpful. This is one of the most important contributions to the fundamental education of ophthalmology residents in many years. It should be required for the basic science education of all residents. Once they are familiar with the material, the book will also assist ophthalmology residents in preparation for examinations. All medical libraries should have this on their shelves as well.
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Reviewer: John W. Chandler, MD, FACS (University of Washington School of Medicine)
Description: The title perfectly describes this wonderful book. The basic sciences are presented with exquisite clarity, and clinical pearls are strung throughout the book.
Purpose: Interestingly, the authors do not state a purpose for their book. Indeed, they do not need to do so because they have filled the niche that has long been apparent to educators in ophthalmology. Understanding the biological basis of ophthalmology is a crucial foundation for becoming a superb ophthalmologist, but this is often inadequately emphasized in residency training because of the need to also develop technical skills.
Audience: This book has so many strengths that will make basic science relevant to clinical practice that it is essential for everyone in an ophthalmology residency or preparing for board examinations. The authors are distinguished scientists and educators.
Features: Every chapter is filled with excellent quality illustrations that carefully emphasize important points. The line drawings are especially useful. Throughout the book clinical pearls are surrounded by a blue line for easy identification. The references are primarily from work in the U.K. The index is detailed and helpful.
Assessment: This is one of the most important contributions to the fundamental education of ophthalmology residents in many years. It should be required for the basic science education of all residents. Once they are familiar with the material, the book will also assist ophthalmology residents in preparation for examinations. All medical libraries should have this on their shelves as well.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702028410
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/6/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor of Ophthalmology and Head of Division of Ophthalmology, University of Bristol, UK

Associate Dean of Teaching & Learning, Education Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Western Australia

Consultant Pathologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Pathology, University of Glasgow Medical School, Glasgow, UK

Professor of Ophthalmology and Head of Department of Ophthalmology, University of Aberdeen, UK

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Table of Contents

Anatomy of the eye and orbit. Embryology and early development of the eye and adnexia. Genetics. Biochemistry and cell biology. Physiology of vision and the visual system. General and ocular pharmacology. Immunology. Microbiology and infection. Pathology.

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