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Article
March 1985

Key Facts in Ophthalmology

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Boston

 

by George W. Weinstein, V. K. Raju, Larry Schwab, Gary T. Raflo, and David E. Swanson, 344 pp, with illus, New York, Churchill Livingstone, 1984, $27.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(3):331-332. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050030027013

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Abstract

This attractive paperback provides the medical practitioner with the information needed to evaluate and manage eye diseases and injuries and ocular manifestations of systemic diseases. It was intended to give medical students, residents, and physicians—presumably not ophthalmologists—"a basic knowledge of ophthalmology." The format is that of an expanded outline.

"The book is thoughtfully and effectively arranged, apparently the outgrowth of a well-thought-out series of lectures for medical students."

The book is divided into two major sections; the first, "Core Knowledge," encompasses approximately 200 pages. The constituent topics are dealt with briefly: the anatomy of the eye is discussed in 11 pages, the embryology in 3 pages, and the physiology in 25 pages. The major portion of this section covers the pathophysiology in 150 pages. The second section, entitled "Psychomotor Skills," covers 125 pages and includes a chapter on diagnosis, followed by a shorter chapter on the management of eye problems.

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