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Ophthalmology, 4th Edition

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2014 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Surgical specialties category!

Get the quick answers you need on every aspect of clinical ophthalmology and apply them in your day-to-day practice. The latest edition of Ophthalmology by Drs. Yanoff and Duker presents practical, expert, concise guidance on nearly every ophthalmic condition and procedure, equipping you to efficiently overcome whatever clinical challenges you may face.

"In summary, the role of clinical electrophysiology of vision in clinical practice is better documented in Yanoff and Duker's Ophthalmology, 4th Edition than in the introductory textbooks of earlier generations".

Reviewed by: Department of Ophthalmology, Icahn School of Medicine  Date: July 2014 

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New to This Edition

    • Apply the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, including new drug therapies for retinal disorders; today's expanded uses of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and high-resolution imaging modalities; new corneal, cataract and refractive surgical approaches; and new developments in molecular biology and genetics, ocular surface disease, glaucoma testing, neuro-ophthalmology, uveitis, ocular tumors, and much more.
    • Visualize how to proceed by viewing more than 2200 illustrations (1,900 in full color) depicting the complete range of clinical disorders, imaging methods, and surgical techniques.
    • Hone and expand your surgical skills by watching 40 brand-new videos demonstrating key techniques in cornea, cataract, refractive, retina and glaucoma surgery.
    • Spend less time searching thanks to a user-friendly visual format designed for quick, "easy-in easy-out" reference and an instant understanding on any topic.

Key Features

    • Focus on the clinically actionable information you need thanks to a more streamlined format.
    • Make optimal use of the newest drug therapies, including Anti-VEGF treatment for wet ARMD and bevacizumab treatment for complications of diabetes. 
    • Get authoritative guidance on the newest treatment options for cornea disorders, including evolving ocular surface reconstruction techniques and new cornea procedures such as DSEK. 
    • Take it with you anywhere. Access the full text, video clips, and more online at Expert Consult.

Published Reviews

    "This is an exhaustive review of ophthalmology. It covers genetics, refractive surgery, cornea, retina, uveitis, tumors, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, pediatrics, and oculoplastics. This book was first published in 1999 and it continues to be one of the premier references in ophthalmology."-Christopher chambers, MD(Northwester University Feinberg School of Medicine)  Doody Review: 5 stars

    The rapid expansion of the field of ophthalmology over the next few decades is dramatically reflected in Yanoff and Duker's Ophthalmology, 4th Edition, 2014, which is the subject of the present review.

    Indeed, Lead Editor Myron Yanoff was one of the Contributors to Scheie and Albert's 1977 Textbook.

    "This latest attempt to cover the field in a single volume, addressed to the needs of ''trainees, non-ophthalmologists and those general ophthalmologists (and perhaps specialists) who need an update [on topics] in which they are not expert,'' is a folio-sized volume of 1404 pages, weighing in at just over ten pounds (4.5 kg), retailing for US$384.99. Detailed references and other material have been offloaded to the online version, saving about 100 pages in the hard copy! The Lead Editors have enlisted the contributions of 12 Section Editors who in turn have incorporated material from some 400 contributors. While the overall utility of such a tome for the intended audience is a matter for another time, this review will emphasize the treatment of clinical electrophysiology of vision and assess the suitability of the book as a resource to which one might refer interested students, residents or colleagues.

    Electrophysiology is accorded a brief chapter (6.8) by Darin R. Goldman and Elisa Reichel in the ''Ancillary Tests'' portion of the Section devoted to Retina and Vitreous. A list of bullet points emphasizes the importance of ERG, multifocal ERG, EOG and the role of the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV) in establishing standardized testing protocols. The text opens with a brief historical review beginning with Holmgren (1865), Dewar (1877) and Riggs (1941).

    The full-field ERG is described in detail as set out in the current ISCEV standard (2008 update), though the terms ''photopic'' and ''scotopic'' are used in place of the recommended ''light-adapted'' and ''darkadapted'' in the standard. Normal waveforms for the five standard ERG responses are illustrated. Interpretation of abnormal responses is only briefly mentioned, with a more or less flat ERG from a patient with advanced retinitis pigmentosa depicted as the only example.

    In summary, the role of clinical electrophysiology of vision in clinical practice is better documented in Yanoff and Duker's Ophthalmology, 4th Edition than in the introductory textbooks of earlier generations.

    However, the treatment is sparse, and this work will be of limited value as even a preliminary reference to the subject for interested students or residents".

    Reviewed by: Department of Ophthalmology, Icahn School of Medicine  Date: July 2014

Author Information

    By Myron Yanoff, MD, Myron Yanoff MD Professor and Chair Department of Ophthalmology Drexel University College of Medicine Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA, USA and Jay S. Duker, MD, Jay S Duker MD, Director, New England Eye Center, Chairman and Professor of Ophthalmology, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

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Ophthalmology, 4th Edition
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  • 1428 Pages
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-3984-4
  • Copyright: 2014