Oxford Handbook of Ophthalmology (Fourth Edition)

No matter what speciality you do there will always be a couple of core textbooks that everyone seems to recommend. When it comes to ophthalmology one of the most commonly cited ones is the Oxford Handbook of Ophthalmology. Having used...

Systemic and Ophthalmic Management of Diabetes Mellitus

Chris Steele, the Head of Optometry in Sunderland Eye Infirmary, has a wealth of experience and knowledge in retinal pathology and has recently published what is now his second book on diabetes. This has been a major undertaking, taking three...

Deal With It card game

‘Deal With It’ is a pack of scenario revision cards. The game is designed to act as a study and training aid for optical professionals. The rules allow a user to self-test or can be used in pairs or in...

Clearly: How a 700 year old invention can change the world forever

“If you are reading this, there’s a one in two chance that you’re doing so with a pair of glasses or contact lenses. Just imagine what your life would be like without them.” Most of the people living in this...

The Ophthalmic Study Guide for Nurses and Health Professionals (2nd edition)

In the last decade, care provision in ophthalmology has changed dramatically. Due to increasing demands on the service, the roles of nurses and other healthcare professionals have expanded to encompass work that was traditionally carried out by doctors. This model...

Essentials of OCT in Ocular Disease

Sir Isaac Newton was the first to establish the technique of low coherence white light interferometry. Following on from this, the principle of laser interferometry as an imaging modality for retina was applied by David Huang and his associates in...

The Last House Officer

The Last House Officer by Gwyn Williams takes us on a hilarious journey from first surgical house job to (accidental) ophthalmology trainee. Things don't always seem to work out too well for Owen Morgan. Blindsided into a hasty marriage to...

Eye Diseases in Hot Climates (Fifth Edition)

This book focuses on diseases and associated issues causing visual impairment and blindness in the low socio-economically developed parts of the world. The majority of these are preventable and treatable. The earlier chapters cover basic anatomy and physiology, pharmacology and...

Eye Surgery in Hot Climates (Fourth Edition)

The Fourth Edition of Eye Surgery in Hot Climates by William Dean and John Sandford-Smith has made a debut at a time when there is a surge of interest in global ophthalmology amongst novices and experts alike. Both authors have...

Ophthalmic DOPS and OSATS: The Handbook for Work-Based Assessments

The first thing to say is: “I wish I’d had this book when I was an ST1!” The number of work-based assessments (WBA) required during ophthalmic specialist training (OST) is a daunting prospect to trainee ophthalmologists, particularly ST1s with no...

The Eye in History

Amongst the numerous texts that are available, one occasionally encounters a history of ophthalmology. There is such rapid development of technology in recent years and one can get drawn into the minutiae of a particular subject, losing track of the...

Optical Coherence Tomography: A Clinical and Technical Update

This book is a comprehensive review of the clinical and scientific aspects of optical coherence tomography (OCT). The 255 pages are divided into 11 chapters, each written by a different group of authors. Part I provides viewpoints on the clinical...