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Overview of Ocular Disorders
By Nancy Gwin

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Overview of Ocular Disorders
By Nancy Gwin
The Basic Bookshelf for Eyecare Processionals
SLACK Incorporated, (1999)
Standard Print – ISBN: 1-55642-336-5
Genre: Eye Diseases & Vision Disorders

Reviewed by Rochelle Caviness - October 31, 2002

Overview of Ocular Disorders is a brief overview of common ocular disorders. The information in this book is conveniently organized into thematic categories such as the 'Skin and Eyelids', 'Vitreous and Retina', and 'Neurological Conditions'. Although useful as a reference guide, Nancy Gwin's book is primarily a study aid for students in various ophthalmic specialities. For those studying for one of the many ophthalmic certification exams, you will find this book particularly useful. Information that is pertinent to specific exams is clearly marked with 'study icons' that indicate which elements of the text are required knowledge for various certification exams ranging from optometric assistant to low vision subspecialty.

There are ten chapters in this book, and each chapter begins with a list of key points that highlight the most important aspects of the chapter. The chapters, themselves, are noted by their entry like organization, with major topics / disorders presented in bold type, followed by a brief description or explanation. Many of these entries are paired with illustrations that help to expound upon the topic under discussion. The text is well indexed and includes a brief bibliography.

Offering students a general outline of common ocular disorders, this book will serve as a stepping stone to further study. It will also help you to become familiar with the various eye abnormalities that you are most likely to come into contact with throughout your career in any branch of the Eyecare profession.

Overview of Ocular Disorders, by Nancy Gwin is one of the many excellent books in The Basic Bookshelf for Eyecare Professionals that has been published by Slack Incorporated. As with the other books in this series, you will find that this book gives you a basic understanding and familiarity with the topic under discussion. This information will stand you in good stead as you continue with your education and career.


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