Oxford Handbook of Ophthalmology 3rd Edition PDF
Welcome to the first edition of the Oxford Handbook of Ophthalmology. The aspiration of the OHO is to be your portable repository of knowledge, accessible in emergencies and easily dipped in and out of between examining patients. It provides immediate access to the detailed clinical information you need—in casualty, clinic, theatre, and on the wards. It is also highly suitable for revision for postgraduate examinations. It is not exhaustive, and we would expect it to complement, rather than replace, your collection of desktop ophthalmology heavyweights. The core of the book comprises a systematic synopsis of ophthalmic disease directed towards diagnosis, interim assessment, and ongoing management. Assessment boxes for common clinical conditions and algorithms for important clinical presentations illustrate this practical approach. The information is easily accessed, being presented in standard format with areas of importance being highlighted. Key sections for the trainee include: clinical skills, aids to diagnosis, and investigations and their interpretation.
Basic perioperative care and advanced life support protocols are included, since specialists often find their general medical knowledge somewhat hazy at times of crisis. Primarily intended for ophthalmologists, this handbook is a valuable resource for anyone working with ophthalmic patients, whether optometrists, orthoptists, ophthalmic nurses, or other health professionals in ophthalmology. Whilst the earlier pages may be thumbed mainly by the trainee, it is envisaged that even the experienced consultant will find the OHO useful. We have tried to include information that you would not easily find elsewhere: vision in context (low vision, registration and benefits, driving requirements), management of systemic disease (diabetes, thyroid disorders, systemic immunosuppression), a glossary of eponymous syndromes, and NICE and RCOphth guidelines.