Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
This is the second edition of Ophthalmology, by
Drs Myron Yanoff and Jay Duker. The first edition was published in 1999 and
quickly became a state-of-the-art reference. It is unique in falling somewhere
between a multivolume, all encompassing, encyclopedic textbook and an ophthalmic
Significant advances in ophthalmology have occurred in the intervening
years, giving rise to the need for a revised text. The text again has 12 parts,
each with its own editor: "Genetics and Ocular Embryology", "Optics and Refraction,"
"Refractive Surgery," "The Lens," "Cornea and External Disease," "Strabismus,"
"Orbit and Oculoplastics," Retina and Vitreous," "Intraocular Tumors," "Uveitis
and Other Intraocular Inflammations," "Neuro-Ophthalmology," and "Glaucoma."
The parts are color-coded along the page edges for easier navigation. The
individual chapter authors read like a Who's Who of
ophthalmology. Each chapter is extensively referenced. The numerous color
illustrations are all of excellent quality, particularly evident and valuable
in the extensive color retinal photography.
Perlman JI, Khanna A. Ophthalmology. JAMA. 2004;291(24):3016-3017. doi:10.1001/jama.291.24.3016