Primary Care Ophthalmology is your ideal source for the most essential information on eye disease. You'll find reviews of relevant anatomy and pathophysiology followed by easy to use outlines of the symptoms, signs, differential diagnoses, treatments, and referral indications for the ophthalmic conditions you are most likely to see in practice. With its clear focus on diagnosis and treatment, this point-of-care reference brings evidenced-based, clinically actionable information to the front lines of primary care. The free, PocketConsult handheld software package provides all the clinical text from the book. Illustrations from the book are also available in an electronic format for optional download.
Includes bonus handheld software on CD-ROM that provides fully searchable access to all of the clinical information on each disease, including the text's illustrations and expansive ophthalmic drug formulary.
Doody's Rating: * * * This book, rich with high quality photography, serves as a reference for primary care practitioners in the care of their patients with ocular complaints. For convenience, this edition contains software that can be downloaded to a PDA.
It is targeted at any clinician, in practice or training, involved in direct patient care.The book intends to help the user recognize ophthalmic disease, treat the problem, or refer to the specialist, as appropriate. As primary care clinicians are likely to encounter many complaints related to eye disease, a better understanding and familiarity with the scope of potential problems is very useful. The authors do a good job of presenting the information in a practical way. Weighted Numerical Score: 86
REVIEW OF THE LAST EDITION - "[When] judged by the criteria of utility, relevance and completeness... [this book is] clearly the best..." Family Medicine
"This is a very useable, good-value and readable reference with good photographic illustrations. Its main role would be in general practice but emergency departments would also find it useful."
Malcolm J. Burvill. MJA, June 2006
By David A. Palay, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; and Jay H. Krachmer, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
IBM: Windows 95 and above with an Internet connection (Internet Explorer 5.0 minimum) . Palm Desktop or ActiveSync or PC Connect for Cassiopea PDA: Palm OS (3.5 and above) . Windows CE (2.0 and above) . Memory Requirements: 6.7MB
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