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August 1986

Ocular Syndromes and Systemic Diseases

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(8):1143. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050200049045

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Every compulsive ophthalmologist (and certainly every ophthalmology resident) has wished for a single reference source so complete that it may be consulted with no fear of omitting a condition from the differential diagnosis or of overlooking a significant finding when the diagnosis is known. I suspect that such fear is the motivating force behind Ocular Syndromes and Systemic Diseases.

The book is divided into two sections. The first and main section lists syndromes and systemic diseases that may have ocular involvement. Under each heading, a general description of the entity, ocular findings, and nonocular findings are found. A few references are provided for each entity. The second section lists ocular signs and symptoms; under each heading, the conditions in which the symptoms or finding may occur are grouped.

The primary limitations of the first section are the brevity and resultant lack of depth of each description; only a thumbnail sketch

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