by Gerhard K. Lang, MD, 664 pp, with 305 illus, $39, ISBN 3-1312-6161-7,
New York, NY, Thieme New York, 2000.
Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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Ophthalmology: A Pocket Textbook Atlas is a
well-organized, excellent text. This pocket-sized reference atlas is 19 chapters
in length and maintains a uniform schematization throughout. Each chapter
is divided by color-coded tabs, making reference to specific ophthalmologic
sections quite simple. This format is further organized by diagnostic entity,
with each chapter divided according to 7 distinct headings per diagnosis.
The key headings per diagnosis include definition, epidemiology, etiology,
symptoms and diagnostic considerations, differential diagnosis, treatment,
and prognosis and clinical course. This format not only allows the reader
to quickly access pertinent information, but it provides a comprehensive review
of the critical diagnoses in ophthalmology. The organization of the book is
clearly a strong point.
Ophthalmology: A Pocket Textbook Atlas. Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(9):1397-1398. doi: