Typical Oxford style handbook. Thorough, up-to-date, concise and succinct. Useful chapters on clinical skills (such as slit lamp parts) and investigations. Laser settings are quite handy. Trial summaries and Royal College of Ophthalmologist (UK) guidelines are very useful, particularly for UK trainees.
Missing topics: Ocular ischaemic syndrome. Usher syndrome (especially when there is a full chapter on radiation retinopathy!!). No EDTRS classification for diabetic retinopathy.
All in all, I would recommend this book. Worth the investment (only £17 from Amazon).
This is an excellent handbook for trainee doctors looking for a pocket-sized reference, which gives a sound basis to most topics. I bet you will find succinct information in this book quicker than an iPad websearch.
This book is invaluable for all those who come into contact with patients complaining of eye symptoms. For those starting out in ophthalmology it is concise enough to help you get on with helping the patient, whilst still managing to cram in the detail should you need it. I would especially recommend it those who are in an F2 post or GPVTS post in ophthalmology. It can be very daunting to start out and this book contains information not just on eye disease but on how to examine the eye so that you can get starting that little bit quicker. General Practitioners will find this book useful as it is a small book that can quickly help explain a patients symptoms and signs and so demystifying what can be a very difficult speciality. This book is a welcome additon to the Oxford Handbook series and continues the series high standard that we are all accustomed to.
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