Ophthalmology: An Illustrated Colour Text / Edition 2

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This popular text uses double-page spreads to cover the majority of situations likely to be encountered in clinical practice. Each topic is introduced by a short case scenario, followed by a description of the appropriate clinical examination, diagnostic procedures, treatment, and prognosis. Color line drawings, diagnostic algorithms, color clinical photographs, and summary boxes bring the content to life. The 2nd Edition offers up-to-date and expanded coverage of new imaging techniques, genetics, episcleritis, scleritis, and more.

• Presents the core knowledge of ophthalmology and disorders of the eye, with a wealth of friendly features and superb illustrations.

• Relates structure to function in accordance with the approach that most of today's courses take.

• Tackles the common difficulties of diagnosis and management, such as acute red eye, sudden vision loss, and spots before the eyes, in the clinical decision-making section.

• Features an expanded section on special investigations, covering important investigations such as perimetry and fundus fluorescein angiography, and includes 2 new spreads on ophthalmic history.

• Offers new spreads on genetics, episcleritis, and scleritis.

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Editorial Reviews

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This book is a good guide to ophthalmology with a to-the-point attitude...which is in full colour.
Mad magazine, the official journal of Barts and The London Students' Association.

This is the book for the ones who are tired of heavy, difficult to read and unorganised medical literature...This 'key elements' frame is good for using both as an introduction to each theme and for summing up/repetition.
Medical Student, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

I already own several books in the ‘Illustrated Colour Text' series, and like the approach to medical specialties...The information given is written in a style easy for the non-specialist to understand, but gives enough detail to give a good understanding of the topic being covered...Overall I found this book to be a useful addition to my medical library, I look forward to using it when I come to study my ophthalmology block and will recommend it to my peers.
Medical Student, Dundee University, UK

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443072963
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/1/2005
  • Series: Illustrated Colour Text Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Basic Principles

Anatomy and physiology – outer eye

Anatomy and physiology – inner eye

Relations and connections: orbit and visual pathways

Human sight

The ophthalmic history

The ophthalmic examination

Special investigations

Ocular pathology

Ocular pharmacology



Eyelids: blepharitis, dermatitis and lumps

Eyelids: abnormalities of position

Tear secretion and drainage

Episcleritis and scleritis

The orbit

Conjunctiva: infective inflammation

Conjunctiva – non-infective inflammation

Cornea: dystrophies and degenerations

Glaucoma: primary open angle

Glaucoma: angle closure and other types


Posterior uveitis

The lens

Ocular fundus: diabetic retinopathy – macular problems

Ocular fundus: retinal vascular occlusions

Ocular fundus: other retinal vascular disorders

Ocular fundus: macular degenerations

Ocular fundus: hereditary posterior segment disease

Ocular fundus: retinal detachment

Optic disc swelling and optic atrophy

Intraocular tumours

Strabismus: childhood

Strabismus: adult

Unequal and abnormal pupils

Trauma: eyelids, orbit and head

Trauma: the eyeball

Neonatal conjunctivitis

Special topics in ophthalmology

Correcting refractive errors

HIV and the eye

Tropical ophthalmology

Epidemiology and the functional implications of visual handicap

Ophthalmic surgery

Lasers in ophthalmology

Clinical decision-making

Gradual visual loss

Sudden visual loss

The acute red eye


The squinting child

“Spots before eyes”

Irritable eyes

Double vision

Directory of interest groups

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