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The Little Eye Book
A Pupil's Guide to Understanding Ophthalmology
By Janice Ledford and Roberto Pineda II

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Little Eye Book: A Pupil's Guide to Understanding Opthalmology
A Pupil's Guide to Understanding Ophthalmology
By Janice Ledford and Roberto Pineda II
Slack Incorporated, (2002)
Standard Print -- ISBN: 1-55642-560-0

Reviewed by Rochelle Caviness - April 29, 2002

Are you a student just beginning to study ophthalmology, or do you work in a field where it would be handy to have a ready reference guide on the eye and eye care? If you answer yes to either of these questions, I highly recommend that you take a look at Janice Ledford and Dr. Roberto Pineda II's book, The Little Eye Book: A Pupil's Guide to Understanding Ophthalmology. This book is exactly what the title says it is.

It is little, about five by seven inches in size, and less than a half inch thick. And, it is all about the eye and the basics of ophthalmology. Within the pages of this little book, the authors have provided a clear and easy-to-read explanations of the essential aspects of eye care, and information on eye anatomy and how the eye functions. The book is divided into nine thematic chapters consisting of: This book also includes a short bibliography, and a plethora of illustrations, diagrams, and tables that help to explain the material covered in the text.

Written especially for non-physicians, this book is written in a relaxed style and is very easy to read. The explanations are succinct and readily understandable. The Little Eye Book is perfect for students and anyone in the eye care field seeking a handy reference guide. It is also ideal for patients who are looking for a brief introduction on the basics of ophthalmology, written in laymen's terms.


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