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Handbook of Ophthalmology
Edited by Amar Agarwal

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Handbook of Ophthalmology
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Edited by Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth
SLACK Incorporated (2006)
Standard Print ISBN: 1-55642-685-2
Genre: Eye Care, Ophthalmology Reference

Reviewed by Sheldon Ztvordokov - April 17, 2006

The Handbook of Ophthalmology, edited by Amar Agarwal is a handy reference book that offers a ready guide to more than 275 eye disorders, their diagnosis, and management. Written in outline form, this book includes not only a general overview of each eye disorder, but also information on each disorder's etiology, signs and symptoms, differential diagnosis, work-up, risk factors, management, pharmacology, and future considerations. In addition, when applicable, contraindications are listed. Topics such as optics, refraction, and ocular therapeutics are also covered.

The text is organized into twenty thematic chapters covering the breadth of ophthalmology specialities, disease categories, and related topics, such as Neuro-Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Disorders of the Cornea, Glaucoma, Uveitis, Vitreous Surgery, Ocular Emergencies and Trauma, Tumors, and Refractive Surgery. Within each chapter, diseases and disorders related to the governing topic are discussed in entries written by experts in the respective sub-disciplines. In addition, much of the information presented in this book has been peer-reviewed. For the most part, these entries are listed in alphabetical order for easy reference. Throughout, the basic text is enhanced by the inclusion of numerous tables and more than 200 explanatory illustrations and clinical phonographs. Biographical references are included and the text is well indexed.

The Handbook of Ophthalmology fills the gap between single topic texts and overly large and difficult to handle ophthalmological atlases by presenting just the basic facts in an easy to handle, nearly pocket-sized book that you can carry with you. As such, the Handbook of Ophthalmology is an essential reference guide that will be of particular interest to ophthalmology students and residents, as well members of other eye care professions and motivated lay readers or patients seeking information about specific eye disorders or diseases. Ophthalmologist and general practitioners alike will also find this to be an invaluable reference guide.


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