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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Jasleen Singh, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book provides a good, quick summary of diseases in pediatric ophthalmology with many pictures.
Purpose: It is intended as an easy and brief outline of pediatric diseases.
Audience: The target audience includes pediatric ophthalmologists, general ophthalmologists, and residents. It is ideal for residents on a pediatric rotation or for general ophthalmologists refreshing their memory on pediatric diseases. However, it may just skim the surface for pediatric ophthalmologists.
Features: The book covers each subspecialty in pediatric ophthalmology, including strabismus. The way the book simplifies the topics and includes photographs explaining the diseases is very helpful. Each topic includes a clear discussion of etiology, history, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment/prognosis. This is a good quick reference guide in pediatric ophthalmology, however, a little brief at times (but at the goal of the author).
Assessment: I really enjoyed this book. It is a great reference for someone who is not trained in pediatric ophthalmology. It is easy to navigate and highlights important topics in each chapter. I have not seen a book like this in a subspecialty, but it mimics The Wills Eye Manual: Office and Emergency Room Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Disease, 5th edition, Ehlers and Shah (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008).