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January 1996

The Wills Eye Manual: Office and Emergency Room Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Disease

Author Affiliations

Brighton, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1996;114(1):112-113. doi:10.1001/archopht.1996.01100130108037

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Four years following publication of the popular Wills Eye Hospital Office and Emergency Room Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Disease, the Wills residents have produced a second edition. This text combines the practical approach of ophthalmology residents with the vast expertise of the Wills Eye Hospital faculty to provide a compact yet remarkably comprehensive guide to the treatment of acute eye disease. As stated by the authors, the primary goal has been to "provide a quick reference containing crisp and concise answers to the diagnostic and therapeutic problems which span most of ophthalmology."

Although the title has been modified, the format of the text remains nearly identical to the first edition. The first two chapters launch into differential diagnoses for various ocular symptoms and signs. Of all the chapters in the book, these two are the least comprehensive and user-friendly. While very useful for the nonophthalmologist and beginning resident, experienced

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