Oxford Handbook of Ophthalmology / Edition 2

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Now in its second edition, the new Oxford Handbook of Ophthalmology continues to be an unparalleled source of knowledge, providing immediate access to the detailed clinical information a you need--in casualty, clinic, theatre, and on the wards.

It comprises a systematic synopsis of ophthalmic disease directed towards diagnosis, interim assessment, and ongoing management. Assessment boxes for common clinical conditions and algorithms for important clinical presentations illustrate this practical approach. The information is easily accessed, being presented in a standard format with areas of importance highlighted. Key sections for the trainee include clinical skills, aids to diagnosis, and investigations and their interpretation.

Basic perioperative care, medical emergencies, and advanced life support protocols are included. New to this edition are chapters on refractive ophthalmology, containing practical advice on the treatment of refractive error by use of glasses, contact lenses, and refractive surgery, as well as chapters on evidence-based opthalmology, including a helpful introduction to critical appraisal, levels of evidence, and medical statistics as relevant to opthalmology.

Primarily intended for ophthalmologists, this handbook has become etablished as a valuable resource for anyone working with ophthalmic patients, whether optometrists, orthopists, ophthalmic nurses, or other health professionals in ophthalmology. It has also become a core text for postgraduate examinations.

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"Alastair Denniston and Philip Murray have followed up the first edition of the Oxford Handbook of Ophthalmology with an excellent, very thorough handbook that is useful for ophthalmologists at any stage in their training or career...Unique to this more sophisticated handbook are the various chapters that are not found in other handbooks, including evidence-based ophthalmology..., eponymous syndromes, web resources for ophthalmologists, refractive ophthalmology (with a thorough table of all of the surgical regractive procedures available) and perioperative management...I can only hope that an American edition will soon follow to provide us with the same depth of insight that this version serves its UK physicians with."--Reviewed by Elizabeth Yeu, Houston, Texas in the American Journal of Ophthalmology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199552641
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/28/2009
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 956
  • Sales rank: 1,418,244
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Alastair Denniston is MRC Clinical Research Fellow for the Academic Unit of Ophthalmology, University of Birmingham and Honorary Specialist Registrar at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre. His special interests are researching ocular immunity and trying to share with the wider world the wonders of ophthalmology.
Philip Murray is Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Birmingham, and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre. His main clinical and laboratory interest is intra-ocular inflammation (uveitis) and he has published over 100 papers on this subject. He is also an author of three ophthalmology textbooks and has contributed chapters to others. He is frequently asked to lecture in the UK and abroad, runs postgraduate revision courses for Part 1 and Part 2 FRCOphth and is an examiner for Part 2 FRCOphth and the Fellowship Assessment. He is also a member of the Education and Examination Committees of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Chairman of the Specialist Training Committee for Medical Ophthalmology, Member of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Foundation Programme Committee, and Secretary of the International Uveitis Study Group. He plays baritone saxophone in Out of the Blue Jazz Orchestra, and is a Life Member of Brentford FC supporters' club.

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