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February 1992

Ophthalmology: What Shall I Do?

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(2):179. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080140035017

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Kanski and Daily's short work is intended as a practical introduction for general practitioners and medical students in the diagnosis, treatment, and referral of common ophthalmologic problems. It was written in a conversational and clear style and benefits from Dr Kanski's considerable expertise.

"... a brief, helpful text written primarily for nonspecialists."

The book is composed of 100 questions posed by a general practitioner and answered from the perspective of an ophthalmologist. Kanski has divided the book into 18 sections covering topics from testing visual acuity to the evaluation of ocular trauma. It is the book's purpose to provide an organized approach to frequently encountered ophthalmic problems and provide the general practitioner with background on basic diagnosis and treatment. Ophthalmology: What Shall I Do? successfully accomplishes this by teaching through examples.

Although not intended as a reference text, the book's index is quite good. The volume is well written and generates

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