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From the Publisher"Kitchen, an ophthalmologist with more than 36 years of experience, writes authoritatively on the eye from the patients viewpoint. The purpose of his comprehensive ophthalmologic survey, he writes, is to help people know the basics about their own eyes, to point out some of their choices in eye care, and to help them make informed decisions. He explains the basic facts e.g., anatomy, development, congenital eye problems, eyeglasses and contact lenses, maladies and diseases, the aging eyeas well as what to expect when facing corrective intervention such as surgery….The lay reader is most likely to refer to this up-to-date and fact-laden treatise as an ophthalmologic reference; professionals will surely find it a compact, current resource on the profession. Recommended as a complete, quick one-volume reference for libraries where eye care is in scope."
Library Journal (web review)
"Aimed at general readers, this text explains the basics of eye care for seniors, adults, and children. Using plain language, ophthalmologist Kitchen provides information on eye anatomy, vision testing, and corrective lenses and discusses common problems such as itchy eyes, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Developments in refractive surgery are also reviewed."
SciTech Book News
"Dr. Kitchen, a doctor who definitely knows what he is talking about, not only supplied interesting. factual, and helpful information but did it in a way that was easy to comprehend for those of us not knowledgeable in this area. He starts out with the basic information of the eye, flows into common eye problems, such as red eye and itchy eyes, moves into age related eye problems and brings us to a chapter where he talks of visual aids, diabetes and the likes with connection to the eye. .He ends his work with consumer information that is packed full of helpful tidbits for you, and he even includes a glossary of terms and words that will better help you understand your eye and the eye-care profession….[t]his is one great book and would be an asset in any home, calming fears and giving needed information and advise concerning eye-care, as to what not to do and what to do, warnings and recommendations, and whom to go to for the help you need. Very highly recommended. Excellent work."
"[K]itchen, a practicing ophthalmologist for over 45 years, presents valuable information about adult and child eye care….General readers."