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Ophthalmology at a Glance is a concise textbook written as part of the highly successful at a Glance series. The book follows the classic format of topics laid out in a double page spread, with clear diagrams illustrating the essential information and supporting the main text. This makes learning and understanding a topic more simple and effective.

Ophthalmology at a Glance is written to provide a straightforward and easy-to-use guide for the Ophthalmology course. The introduction includes an overview of the subject and it's sub-specialities, an outline of what exact knowledge and skills medical students need, and covers the social and occupational aspects of vision. History and Examination techniques are followed by the key detail on common problems and diseases.

The book is divided into 13 sections covering:

  • Principles of ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic History and Examination
  • Correction of Refractive errors
  • Basic Eye Examination
  • Acute ophthalmology
  • Gradual loss of vision
  • Paediatric ophthalmology
  • Eyelid, lacrimal and orbit
  • External eye disease
  • Corneal, refractive and cataract surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Vitreo-retinal
  • Neuro-ophthalmology

Ophthalmology at a Glance will be extremely useful for medical students as an introduction to this subject area, and an invaluable companion during their attachments. This book is designed to fit into the budget and reading time of busy students, and is ideal as a text that will help them get through their exams successfully. General Practitioners and ophthalmology nurses will also find this text useful to refresh the gaps in their knowledge.

"This is undoubtedly the best I have read and I wish it had been available when I studied ophthalmology. It is clear, concise, and pitched perfectly for medical students.”
Final year medical student (Royal Free Hospital, London)

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".cheerful to read and makes ophthalmology come alive.This new book is highly recommended as an excellent summary of ophthalmology"
Amazon Reviewer, Manchester, July 2005
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632064731
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Series: At a Glance Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Miss Jane Olver is a successful consultant ophthalmologist and author based at Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School. Visit for more information about Miss Olver. Professor Lorraine Cassidy is Professor of Ophthalmology at The Royal Victoria Hospital in Ireland.

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Principles of ophthalmology.

1. Introduction: What is ophthalmology?.

2. Medical student aims.

3. Social and occupational aspects of visionSection 2: Ophthalmic History and examination.

4. Taking the history and recording the findings.

5. Visual Acuity in Adults.

6. Examination of Visual fields.

7. Other visual functionsSection 3: Correction of Refractive errors.

8. Basic optics and refraction.

9. Glasses, contact lenses, and low vision aids.Section 4: Basic Eye Examination.

10. External eye and anterior segment.

11. Posterior segment and retina.

12. Use of eye dropsSection 5: Acute ophthalmology.

13. The red eye.

14. More on the red eye.

15. Ophthalmic Trauma Principles and management of chemical injuries.

16. Specific Features of blunt and sharp injuries.

17. Sudden painful loss of vision in a non-inflammed eye.

18. Sudden painless loss of vision.

Section 6: Gradual loss of vision.

19. Gradual loss of visionSection 7: Sub-specialty - Paediatric ophthalmology.

20. Visual Acuity in children.

21. Strabismus (squints).

22. Neonates.

23. Infants and older children.

Section 8: Sub-specialty - Eyelid, lacrimal and orbit.

24. Common eyelid lumps.

25. Common eyelid malpositions.

26. Lacrimal (Tearing).

27. Orbits and Thyriod Eye DiseaseSection 9: Sub-specialty - External eye disease.

28. Common conditions affecting the external eye.

29. Common conditions affecting the cornea.

30. Therapeutic contact lenses.

Section 10: Sub-specialty - Corneal, refractive and cataract surgery.

31.Cataract assessment.

32. Cataract surgery & post-operative careSection 11: Sub-specialty - Glaucoma.

33. Glaucoma.

34. Detecting Glaucoma.

35. Medical and Surgical Treatment of GlaucomaSection 12: Sub-specialty - Vitreo-retinal.

36. Retinal detachment.

37. Retinal and choroidial anatomy and imaging.

38. Age related macular degeneration and Inherited retinal degeneration.

39. Diabetic retionopathy I.

40. Diabetic retionopathy II.

41. Retinal Vein occlusion.

42. Retinal artery obstruction.

43. HIV Infection and AIDS.

Section 13: Sub-specialty - Neuro-ophthalmology.

44. Pupil abnormalities.

45. Optic Nerve Disease.

46. Cranial Nerve Palsies & eye movement disorders.

47. Visual Fields Defects

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