Nov 292022

The present book is a compendium of physical properties of light, its modification as laser and fiberoptic devices, various types of optical devices, their optics, errors of refraction—their clinical presentation and management. The details of surgical procedures have been avoided. The book is illustrated with lots of colored and black/white diagrams, flowcharts and tables. Appropriate photographs have also been provided wherever required.



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Ophthalmic Drugs: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Uses 5th Edition

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Nov 062022

Completely updated and revised, this classic book provides the essential information on ocular therapeutics for the modern optometrist. Retaining all the features that made previous editions so popular, the new fifth edition continues to provide a basic grounding in pharmacological principles and drug types, before moving on to illustrate the scope of ocular therapeutics in the management of common acute conditions affecting the anterior segment of the eye. Throughout the text there are numerous new clinical notes and ready-reference tables, making for greater ease of use than ever before.

  • Greatly expanded text including an illustrated section on ocular disease and its treatment
  • New drugs included, processes and procedures updated and revised
  • Now all completely redesigned in full colour throughout
  • Features ready-reference tables and clinical notes
  • Completely updated and revised to reflect modern practice
  • Clinically orientated and appropriate for the practitioner as well as the student
  • Written by experts with years of practical experience in teaching and training as well as dispensing these essential preparations


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Oxford Handbook of Ophthalmology (Oxford Medical Handbooks) 4th Edition

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Sep 192022

Fully revised and updated throughout, the fourth edition of the Oxford Handbook of Ophthalmology now includes free access to the ophthalmic online media bank, a selection of high-quality clinical images and videos for a wide breadth of key ophthalmic diseases. Clear, concise, and practical, this handbook provides immediate access to the detailed clinical information you need, in casualty, clinic, theatre, and on the wards.

The core of the book comprises a systematic synopsis of ophthalmic disease directed towards diagnosis, interim assessment, and ongoing management. Assessment boxes for common clinical conditions and algorithms for important clinical presentations illustrate this practical approach. The information is easily accessible, presented in a clear format with areas of importance highlighted. Key sections for the trainee include: Clinical Skills, Aids to Diagnosis, Investigations and their Interpretation, Perioperative Care, Theatre Notes and Therapeutics. The wider practise of eye-care is supported by expanded chapters on Refractive Ophthalmology, Vision in Context, Evidence Based Ophthalmology and Resources for Ophthalmologists.

Now including newer treatments across a range of specialities such as SMILE, gene-therapy and retinal prostheses, as well as greater emphasis on the evidence underlying current clinical practice and guidelines, this handbook has never been more essential for all those working in eye-care. Whether you want to learn about patient-reported outcomes, identify a surgical instrument, interpret a statistical test, or diagnose and treat ophthalmic emergencies, you will find it here.

Whatever your role in caring for patients with eye disease: ophthalmologist, optometrist, orthoptist, ophthalmic nurse, or other health profession – discover for yourself why this handbook has become the ‘go-to’ resource for tens of thousands of eye-care professionals around the world.


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2021-2022 Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 06: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

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Aug 022022

Section 6 begins with discussions of the pediatric eye examination and extraocular muscle anatomy. Includes chapters on amblyopia, sensory physiology and pathology, and the diagnostic evaluation of strabismus. Examines the clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of esodeviations and exodeviations, pattern strabismus, vertical deviations, nystagmus, and special forms of strabismus. Also, describes key aspects of extraocular muscle surgery.

The second part of this book covers the full range of pediatric ocular disorders. Deepen your understanding with videos (sample) covering diagnostic evaluation, procedures for vertical deviations and surgery of the extraocular muscles.

This section includes 37 videos, plus animations demonstrating the Krimsky test, cover-uncover test, alternate cover test, prism alternate cover test, simultaneous prism and cover test. Tables detailing neuro-oculocutaneous syndromes are also included. Both print and eBook users have access to the videos and animations.

Upon completion of Section 6, readers should be able to:

  • Describe evaluation techniques for young children that provide the maximum gain of information with the least trauma and frustration
  • Explain the classification and diagnosis of amblyopia, as well as the treatment options
  • Describe the commonly used diagnostic and measurement tests for strabismus
  • List the possible complications of strabismus surgery, and describe guidelines to minimize them
  • Design an approach to the diagnosis of decreased vision in children, and list resources available to these patients

Section chair: Arif O. Khan, MD

Last major revision: 2018–2019



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2021-2022 Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 05: Neuro-Ophthalmology

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Aug 022022

Section 5 provides a symptom-driven approach to the diagnosis and treatment of major neuro-ophthalmic conditions. Accordingly, the emphasis is on the examination of the patient—both basic and extended—and the appropriate use of adjunctive studies to determine the status of the patient’s visual system as a whole.

Several chapters were substantially updated for this major revision, including the chapter on imaging in neuro-ophthalmology, which contains a new section devoted to interpreting optical coherence tomography results, and the chapter on functional neurological symptom (conversion) and related disorders, which includes an overview of the most recent diagnostic categorization of these disorders.

An overview of the anatomy of visual pathways is accompanied by numerous illustrations. For this edition, a significant number of videos (sample), activities on orbital anatomy and the visual pathways, and an animation demonstrating visual snow have been added to increase understanding. Both print and eBook users have access to the videos and activities.

Upon completion of Section 5, readers should be able to:

  1. Explain a symptom-driven approach to the assessment of patients with common neuro-ophthalmic clinical manifestations and state an appropriate differential diagnosis
  2. Describe a plan for the immediate management of patients with neuro-ophthalmic emergencies
  3. Describe eye movement disorders and their anatomical relationship to the ocular motor system
  4. Explain functional neurological symptom (conversion) disorder, factitious disorder, and malingering, and list the various clinical tests that are used to evaluate functional vision loss
  5. Describe the neuro-ophthalmic effects of the most common neurologic and systemic disorders affecting the visual and ocular motor systems

Section chair: M. Tariq Bhatti, MD



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2021-2022 Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 04: Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumors

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Aug 022022

Section 4 presents materials in two parts: Part I, Ophthalmic Pathology; and Part II, Intraocular Tumors.

Part I uses a hierarchy that moves from general to specific to help derive a differential diagnosis for a specific tissue.

Part II is a compilation of selected clinical aspects of importance to the general ophthalmologist – this section contains extensive updates and discussion on intraocular tumors.

Includes two interactive features that identify the disease process and cell type, expanded content on specimen handling, updated photographs and illustrations throughout and key takeaways highlighted at the beginning of each chapter.

Additionally, this section has a variety of images and videos that deepen your understanding. Both print and eBook users have access to the videos.

Upon completion of Section 4, readers should be able to:

  • Use a hierarchical framework of topography, disease process, and differential diagnosis to understand major ocular conditions
  • Summarize the steps for handling ocular specimens for pathologic study
  • Explain the basic principles of special procedures and diagnostic testing used in ophthalmic pathology
  • State the main histologic features of common ocular conditions
  • Identify those ophthalmic lesions that indicate systemic disease and are potentially life threatening
  • Describe the methodologies used for intraocular tumor diagnosis; treatment modalities for ocular tumors; and important genetic information for families affected by retinoblastoma

Section chair: Nasreen A. Syed, MD
Last Major Revision: 2020-2021



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2021-2022 Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 02: Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology

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Aug 012022

Section 2 provides the essential scientific grounding for current ophthalmic practice.

It also includes an imaging chapter, Ophthalmic Radiology, with figures and tables covering relevant topics, including comparing MRI and CT and ordering imaging studies. Efficiently study with newly added sidebars highlighting key points and take-away information in each chapter.

Discusses ocular anatomy, embryology, biochemistry and metabolism in the eye, and ocular pharmacology. Features genetics information, including an overview of appropriate uses for the latest genetic techniques.

Three clinical videos and three interactive activities that aid your understanding are included. Both print and eBook users have access to the videos and interactive activities.

Upon completion of Section 2, readers should be able to:

  • Identify the bones making up the orbital walls and the orbital foramina
  • Identify the biochemical composition of the various parts of the eye and the eye’s secretions
  • Demonstrate how appropriate diagnosis and management of genetic diseases can lead to better patient care
  • Describe the features of the eye that facilitate or impede drug delivery
  • Describe the mechanisms of action of antibiotic, antiviral, and antifungal medications
  • Discuss the anesthetic agents used in ophthalmology

Section chair: Vikram S. Brar, MD

Last Major Revision: 2019-2020



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Phacoemulsification and Intraocular Lens Implantation: Mastering Techniques and Complications in Cataract Surgery 2nd Edition

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Apr 232022

Renowned master surgeons share best practices for effectively performing cataract surgery and avoiding complications

Phacoemulsification, the gold standard for cataract extraction, is highly successful. However, the procedure is not without risks and complications. Poor visual outcome, retinal detachment, infection, diplopia, and cornea and iris problems may pose considerable challenges. Additional potential problems arise from implanting the intraocular lens (IOL).

Edited by a renowned master surgeon and educator in the field, and authored by a remarkable cast of cataract experts, this is the definitive text on managing cataract surgery, with practical guidance on recognizing and managing complications, should they arise. Experts demonstrate the right way to perform phacoemulsification and diverse surgical and intraocular lens implantation procedures in order to reduce risk and improve patient outcome.

This second edition is greatly expanded in size and scope to accommodate the latest state-of-the-art methodologies and refinements in surgical strategies. Since the first edition was published, new techniques for refractive cataract surgery, vitrectomy, IOL exchange, and management of IOL implantation without capsular bag support have been improved. Additionally, new technologies have been introduced such as optical coherence tomography, FLACS (femtosecond laser surgery), and implantation of toric and multifocal refractive IOLs, as well as methods to improve IOL power calculation and decision making.


  • A stellar group of national and internationally renowned eye surgeons provide invaluable clinical pearls gleaned from years of refining procedures
  • Surgical videos further elucidate the most optimal surgical strategies
  • More than 600 superb illustrations
  • Management of challenges including small pupils, IFIS, zonular weakness, inadequate capsular support, vitrectomy, corneal burns, high astigmatism, dysphotopsias, and endophthalmitis

This invaluable reference will help ophthalmologists refine their expertise, resulting in fewer risks and more efficacious outcomes. It is a must-have resource for ophthalmology residents and proficient surgeons alike.



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Ophthalmic Diagnosis and Treatment 3rd Edition

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Apr 132022

The third edition of this manual has been fully revised to provide the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of common eye diseases.

Disorders are arranged in alphabetical order and each condition is presented over two colour coded pages, with Diagnosis (definition, symptoms, differential diagnosis etc) on one page, and Treatment (diet and lifestyle, treatment aims, prognosis etc), on the other.

Authored by internationally recognised, Professor Myron Yanoff from Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, this new edition includes many new or revised images and illustrations and features two tables of contents one listed alphabetically, the other by specialty, for quick reference. Each disorder includes its diagnostic code for record purposes.

Key points

  • Fully revised, new edition presenting latest developments in diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases
  • Quick reference, alphabetically-ordered, colour coded format
  • Contents searchable by disease name or specialty
  • Previous edition published in 2007



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Ophthalmic Nursing 5th Edition

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Mar 012022

Ophthalmic Nursing provides an overview for those just setting out in a role within ophthalmic nursing. It includes basic and comprehensible anatomy and physiology – the foundations for understanding how the eye functions and why and how problems occur – and relates them to the care and needs of the patient.

This accessible text includes evidence-based procedure guidelines and the inclusion of reflective activities in most chapters allows readers to apply their knowledge to the realities of the care setting. Also covered are the most recent National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines for glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.

Since the publication of the fourth edition, there have been many advances in the care and management of the ophthalmic patient. The authors have updated the chapters accordingly and included new colour images and diagrams. References, further reading and websites have also been updated to reflect current trends. A valuable resource for nurses in practice and training, this book continues to be the ‘go-to’ source for those caring for the ophthalmic patient.



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