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Book and Software Review
April 1998

Ophthalmology for Primary Care

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by Gloria Wu, MD, 191 pp, with illus, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1997.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1998;116(4):551. doi:

Every primary care physician values an ophthalmology text to review or reference during a busy clinic day. Wu's Ophthalmology for Primary Care is a recently published resource designed to meet such a need.

The book begins with basic discussions of eye anatomy and examination techniques. It then highlights a number of common eye problems including refractory disorders, chalazions, hordeola, and periorbital cellulitis. Discussions of common conjunctival, pupillary, and corneal disorders (including cataracts) are also included. Sudden visual loss and eye emergencies associated with pain and vision loss each receive an entire chapter of attention. Excellent summaries of diabetic retinopathy and eye disease in human immunodeficiency virus infection are contained in a chapter devoted to systemic diseases and the eye. The book concludes by covering optic nerve disorders, primary tumors of the eye, the pediatric eye examination, and ophthalmologic emergencies.

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