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Primary Care Ophthalmology: Textbook with BONUS PocketConsult Handheld Software

Primary Care Ophthalmology: Textbook with BONUS PocketConsult Handheld Software
Author: David Palay - Jay Krachmer
ISBN 13: 9780323033169
ISBN 10: 323033164
Edition: 2
Publisher: Mosby
Publication Date: 2005-09-16
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
List Price: $99.95

Written for practitioners, especially primary care physicians, this reference defines the symptoms, signs, etiology, workup, treatment, and differential diagnosis of eye conditions, and contains approximately 300 color illustrations. The 17 chapters by ophthalmologists and scholars based in the US cover general eye exams; ophthalmic differential diagnosis; eyelid, corneal, lens, and conjunctival abnormalities; scleritis; uveitis; conditions of the retina; glaucoma; neuro-ophthalmology; pediatrics; orbital and systemic diseases; and ocular trauma. It concludes with a guide to medications. For this edition, Palay (ophthalmology, Emory University) and Krachmer (ophthalmology, U. of Minnesota) add a new chapter on the "red eye" and include downloadable software. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Stephen J. Spann

This book addresses eye problems that are encountered by primary care clinicians, including symptoms, signs, differential diagnosis, treatment, and indications for referral. The purpose is to provide the essential information that will allow the clinician to quickly diagnose ophthalmic disease and to treat, if necessary, or refer for further evaluation and treatment. Since most primary care clinicians receive limited training in ophthalmology, a practical, concise reference that facilitates ophthalmic diagnosis and treatment is needed. This book fulfills that need. The book is intended for clinicians involved in the direct care of patients with eye problems, including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, optometrists, medical students, and residents, as well as practicing primary care physicians. The contributors are all medical school-based ophthalmologists who are obviously experts in their subject matter. There are over 300 high-quality illustrations, most in color, that increase the book's usefulness as an aid to differential diagnosis of eye problems. The book's major weakness is the lack of bibliographic references—none are included in the text. The appearance of the book is excellent. All chapters are organized consistently and address pertinent anatomy and specific diagnoses including symptoms, signs, etiology, associated factors and diseases, differential diagnosis, and treatment. This book should be a welcome and useful addition to the primary care clinician's library. It is well organized, superbly illustrated, very practical, and easy to use. Its use should enhance the care of patients with eye problems in the primary care setting.