Reviewer: Dilraj Grewal, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is the fourth edition of an elegant atlas of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in macular pathology and glaucoma. It incorporates several additions, the most prominent being the sections on spectral domain OCT in glaucoma and retina and the role of multimodal imaging in different macular pathologies.
Purpose: This is designed as a comprehensive introduction to, and review of the role of, OCT and multimodal imaging in retina and glaucoma. This edition provides an update on spectral domain OCT (SD-OCT) and multimodal imaging.
Audience: The book is suitable for a broad audience, ranging from residents and general ophthalmologists to retina and glaucoma specialists looking for a quick review.
Features: The role of OCT in different macular diseases is well done with excellent images illustrating the different pathologies. The sections on retinal trauma and postoperative endophthalmitis are especially interesting. The chapter on multimodal imaging is well written and readers get access to a nicely done set of images for several retinal pathologies. The section on OCT in glaucoma explains the utility of both time domain and spectral domain OCT in glaucoma while helping readers understand the inherent limitations of the technology.
Assessment: This is a good book that compares favorably with Optical Coherence Tomography of Ocular Diseases, 3rd edition, Schuman et al. (Slack, 2013). The addition of SD-OCT justifies the new edition.