Clinical ophthalmology

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Clinical ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting the eye. It is a very important field of medicine as it has many other related fields such as optometry, ocular surgery, etc. The word ‘ophthalmology’ comes from two Greek words which mean ‘eye’ and ‘to heal’.

The field of ophthalmology deals with a wide variety of diseases and conditions that affect the eye. These include:

Diseases affecting the cornea such as keratitis, corneal ulcer, etc.

Diseases affecting the lens such as cataracts, degenerative lens changes, etc.

Diseases affecting the retina such as diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration (AMD), etc.

Kanski’s Synopsis of Clinical Ophthalmology, 4th edition

By John F. Salmon MD FRCS FRCOphth

Clinical Ophthalmology is a book written by Dr. Robert Kanski, it is about the different diseases of the eye and how they affect vision. The book starts off with an introduction to ocular disease, which explains what causes them and how they can be treated. The second part of the book focuses on diagnosis and treatment options for specific diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration etc.

Practical and portable, Kanski’s Synopsis of Clinical Ophthalmology, 4th Edition, distills the key information from the bestselling Kanski’s Clinical Ophthalmology: A Systematic Approach into a convenient, easy-to-follow volume. Perfect for quick reference, this concise resource contains “need to know” information highlighted by more than 900 high-quality illustrationsand clinical photographs with clear explanations. New author, Dr. John Salmon, provides a fresh approach to critical content, ensuring that this manual remains an ideal on-the-go reference, as well as an efficient study guide for examinations.

(Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Ophthalmology)

Developed at Philadelphia’s world-renowned Wills Eye Hospital, the Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Ophthalmology series covers the most clinically relevant aspects of ophthalmology in a highly visual, easy-to-use format. Vibrant, full-color photos and a consistent outline structure present a succinct, high-yield approach to the seven topics covered by this popular series: Cornea, Retina, Glaucoma, Oculoplastics, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, and Uveitis. This in-depth, focused approach makes each volume an excellent companion to the larger Wills Eye Manual as well as a practical stand-alone reference for students, residents, and practitioners in every area of ophthalmology.

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