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October 1986

An Outline of Ophthalmology

Author Affiliations

Weymouth, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(10):1443. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050220037013

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Drs Coakes and Holmes-Sellors have succeeded in writing an excellent outline of ophthalmology, which is problem oriented and directed to medical students who are being exposed to ophthalmology for the first time. Their succinct outline style is sufficient to acquaint the reader with an overview of fundamental ocular disorders and provides a framework on which the medical student can build as familiarity with the specialty increases.

"As a medical student, I would have relished such a manual..."

The book is divided into four parts. The first is an outline of the anatomy of the eye, and the second is a problem-oriented section related to loss of vision, ocular pain and discomfort, abnormal appearance, abnormal eye movements, double vision, and trauma. A third part on the ocular manifestations of systemic diseases dispenses with the general problem-oriented format but is still useful; a fourth part on ophthalmic diagnostic tests and treatments is

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