Anterior Eye Disease

Anterior Eye Disease and Therapeutics A-Z 2e is a quick reference guide which will appeal to both the primary and specialist eye-care clinician who requires a succinct description of anterior eye conditions with the extra information needed to confirm diagnosis, consider additional differential diagnoses and/or alternatives for therapy. Available in kindle edition and paperback edition.

Authors: – Adrian Bruce and Michael Loughnan

It is sometimes with trepidation that I tear away the anonymous brown cover concealing a furtive tome sent for review…

However, having read this awesome text (twice), I attest that in this case…my fears were unjust.

I am not alone in having been sadly deplete of a comprehensive, simple all-inclusive ophthalmology text to assist with diagnosis and management of emergency eye presentations. This had always been a poorly defined area of my medical education – despite encountering eye conditions on a daily basis. Most emergency medicine texts provide an ‘eye chapter’ for completeness, but rarely does space allow for a comprehensive, well illustrated guide for the non-ophthalmology specialist…

If you are looking for a compact, highly illustrated and didactic A-Z manual of anterior eye conditions to aid in diagnosis and management – then look no further. This second edition has been completely revamped and updated with numerous additions including

  • 165 conditions including 7 new conditions – New!
  • 12 easy to use Condition classification indexes to assist with differential diagnoses
  • Video footage of eye movements and surgical procedures
  • 500 self test questions
  • Online image bank
  • Full colour clinical photographs of each condition

My advice – buy this book and use in conjunction with the Ophthalmology Befuddler series by our very own Chris Nickson

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  1. […] The article assesses 10 commonly used text-based resources according to criteria pertaining to clinical assessment, treatment and usability.  The conclusion is that none of the resources commonly used in Australia for eye emergencies are sufficient alone. The authors suggest that the ‘Sydney Eye Manual‘ is the best single text based resource for use in general EDs, and that a combination of the Will’s Eye Manual (for detailed text content) and Kanski’s Clinical Ophthalmology: A Systematic Approach (for pictures) are best for specialised eye emergency centers [sadly ignoring their own department's highly useful textbook…] […]