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DR. AGARWALS’ STEP BY STEP CORNEAL TOPOGRAPHY. Editors: Sunita Agarwal. Athiya Agarwal. Amar Agarwal. Taylor and Francis.

In this text, Ophthalmologists will discover a handbook dedicated to the science of corneal topography. The Agarwals, who are pioneers in the field of eye care in Chennai, India, have written a text that is easy to use and quick to digest — a guidebook meant to be used by the practicing eye surgeon in the course of preparing for surgery or as a refresher course allowing for the examination of inventive perspectives on ways to better improve patient recovery after surgery. Corneal Topography (the science of surveying the surface of the cornea in preparation for invasive surgical measures) is vital to all eye-care professionals as they strive to adequately treat patients and reduce post-operative complications. As its title implies, this text provides a literal “step-by-step” road-map through this very scientific art, addressing much of the current cutting-edge thinking in eye-care along the way. Topics of discussion include chapters on Corneal Topography in Cataract Surgery, Orbscan, Irregular Astigmatism and Topography-assisted LASIK. Affordably priced at thirty dollars, the current edition comes with a companion CD-ROM.

All Optometrists and Ophthalmologists will find this selection useful in their day-to-day practice.

by John Aiello

GLAUCOMA. Tarek Shaarawy. Mark Sherwood. Roger Hitchings. Jonathan Crowston. Second Edition. Two Volume Set. Saunders.


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Glaucoma is regarded as the most complete eye-based reference available, detailing the diagnosis and treatment of an affliction that can sometimes end in blindness. This second edition features 10 new chapters on the latest developments in the discipline, including new surgical approaches (trabectome, canoplasty) now in use to improve management of the glaucoma patient. Topics of coverage include: Glaucoma in the world; screening procedures for glaucoma; the pathogenesis of the disease; the genetics of glaucoma; the types of glaucoma; treatment options and potential outcomes; and approaches to medical therapies (to cite random high-points). Specifically noted for its comprehensive tone and for its incisive analysis of the surgical options available to the physician. An astounding 1,600 illustrations pepper these pages, serving to provide a visual road-map for the reader, further synthesizing this complex and layered focus of study. It is readily apparent that Shaarawy (University of Geneva) and co-authors have built this text for the practicing physician in the midst of patient care, and it exists as the benchmark in the field: With Glaucoma in your library, there is no need for a secondary or companion reference. Simply put, this book has it all.

by John Aiello

Yanoff’s Ophthamology

OPHTHAMOLOGY. 4th Edition. Myron Yanoff. Jay Duker. Saunders.

Image courtesy of Elsevier.

Image courtesy of Elsevier.

Yanoff’s Ophthalmology should be considered the bible of clinical ophthalmology – a literal ‘one-stop’ reference that surveys the whole of the subject with depth and insight. In Ophthalmology, doctors Yanoff and Duker have built a reference resource meant for use in the day-to-day course of patient treatment, with direction offered on every aspect of the human eye. Topics of coverage include genetics; optics and refraction; refractive surgery; cornea and ocular surface disease; the lens; anatomy and structure of the retina; intraocular tumors; and glaucoma (to name random high-points). This new and expanded edition is noted for its discussion of the latest advancements in the war against ocular disease, with specific discussion of new pharmaceutical therapies for retinal disease. In addition, there is a plethora of new data on advances in surgical procedures for cataracts and corneal disease. The authors include over two thousand illustrations and graphics (1,900 in full color) that serve to augment the text, bringing the information to life. In these challenging economic times, it is no longer practical for providers to out-fit their offices with myriad references. To this end, Yanoff’s Ophthalmology allows eye-specialists to stay current on the subject without having to buy a dozen different books and a dozen pieces of software.

Recommended for practicing physicians and also for the classroom as a front-line teaching resource.

by John Aiello

From our review of the 2nd edition:

OPHTHALMOLOGY. 2nd Edition. Myron Yanoff. Jay Duker. Saunders.

Comprehensive manual that provides detailed analysis of the diseases of the eye. Includes in depth discussion of symptom identification, diagnostic techniques, surgical procedures, drug therapy , patient management and eye emergencies. Impressive in its detail and breadth, this new edition provides commentary on advances in laser surgery techniques and non-invasive glaucoma surgery. Augmented by more than 2,000 full color illustrations. Also, fine sections on cataracts and refractive surgery. Available with CD ROM for the high-tech front-line physician.

Recommended for all Optometrists and eye surgeons as a “one stop” reference guide. Also recommended for all medical school libraries as a general reference.

Order from amazon.com or go to us.elsevierhealth.com.

MANUAL OF ENDOSCOPIC LACRIMAL AND ORBITAL SURGERY. John J. Woog (with 24 other contributors). Butterworth Heinemann.

This book, by Harvard Medical School Professor John Woog, examines surgical procedures of the eye and its surrounding systems — the first text of its kind to deeply explore the various endoscopic approaches now being used in both orbital and lacrimal surgeries. Woog and his co-writers do a superb job here in introducing readers to these complex ideas in a cogent and comprehensive manner.

First, Woog provides a refresher course in the basic anatomy of the lacrimal “outflow system” (including orbit, nose and paranasal sinuses). This segues into a detailed analysis of how to diagnosis and treat disorders of the lacrimal and orbital systems. The authors do a fine job in discussing both Congenital and Acquired Dacryostenosis and ways that these obstructions of the tear ducts can best be treated to limit patient complications. The text comes complete with a CD-ROM that provides video clips of the surgical procedures discussed – a feature that allows the physician to immediately test what he’s learned and then apply it to the surgery room. Another unique feature to the text is Woog’s analysis of Dacryostenosis in both Western and Asian patients (note Chapter 9: “Endoscopic DCR: An Eastern Perspective”). Also note-worthy is the information on Endoscopic uses in orbital fracture repair — again, this refinement of procedure is about limiting patient suffering while promoting shorter periods of convalescence.

This is a magnificent text, highly recommended for both Orbital Surgeons, Ear Nose and Throat physicians and Ophthalmologists, with the information conveyed in a practical and well-thought out manner. Priced at only $99, Manual Of Endoscopic Lacrimal and Orbital Surgery provides a comprehensive exploration into eye and facial surgeries that doctors simply can’t afford not to have in their offices. Also recommended for Health Science libraries as an authoritative reference text.

Order from amazon.com or go to us.elsevierhealth.com.


Written in an atlas format that allows for quick reference, Massachusetts Eye provides direction for the ophthalmologist on diagnosis and treatment of a variety of the most prevalent eye disorders. For each malady discussed, the authors provide the physician with comprehensive analysis, including definition, etiology, common symptoms, methods of diagnosis, course of treatment, prognosis and patient management. The new edition is noteworthy because it provides dissertation on advancements in treatment (along with better illustrations/graphics to better guide the doctor and his staff). A chapter on medication is also featured in this second edition, presenting recommendations for drug treatment by condition (with important guidance on dosing). The simple atlas design encourages this book to be used in the office by the physician in the course of patient care – a reference text for daily use that won’t rot away in obscurity on the shelf.

Recommended to all eye care specialists for the reasons cited. Further recommended to Health Science libraries at institutions with Optometry programs.

Order from booksmd.com or go to us.elsevierhealth.com.


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