...perhaps the best thing about this ophthalmology textbook is its symptom-based layout, with chapters organised around common presenting symptoms.
Sydney, New South Wales (PRWEB) November 27, 2012
Elsevier Australia has this month published Eye Essentials for Every Doctor – a uniquely focused, symptom-based ophthalmology textbook written specifically for non-specialist doctors.
With GPs being the first port of call for the majority of eye patients, it’s important primary care physicians are skilled in efficient and safe diagnosis of eye conditions, as well as in recognising the need for onward referral where necessary. That’s where 'Eye Essentials for Every Doctor' really lives up to its title.
It is comprehensive, conveniently pocket-sized and packed with colour photos illustrating common eye conditions, but perhaps the best thing about this ophthalmology textbook is its symptom-based layout, with chapters organised around common presenting symptoms.
Beginning from the patient’s presenting complaint, such as a red eye, loss of vision or floating spots, 'Eye Essentials for Every Doctor' incorporates diagnostic flowcharts to guide non-specialist doctors towards correct diagnosis and management.
As well as dealing with specific eye symptoms, 'Eye Essentials for Every Doctor' offers guidance on how to examine an eye patient, how to identify a patient in need of eye disease screening and how to carry out basic eye procedures.
As the title indicates, this really is the ideal ophthalmology textbook for every doctor – specifically the non-specialist whose main priority is to detect serious eye disease. Eye Essentials for Every Doctor is therefore an excellent addition to the bookshelves of GPs and GP registrars in training, clinical-year medical students on GP rotation, JMOs in emergency departments, optometrists, nurse practitioners and AMC candidates.
About the authors:
Anthony Pane MBBS (Hons) MMedSC FRANZCO
Dr Anthony Pane is a Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of Queensland. Dr Pane is also a surgeon at the Queensland Eye Institute in Brisbane, Queensland.
Peter Simcock MB ChB MRCP FRCS FRCOphth DO
Dr Peter Simcock is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon within the West of England Eye Unit at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, UK.
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