50 Studies Every Ophthalmologist Should Know succinctly summarizes the most important and clinically relevant studies published in the mainstream ophthalmology literature in ...
50 Studies Every Ophthalmologist Should Know
succinctly summarizes the most important and clinically relevant studies published in the mainstream ophthalmology literature in the past forty years. Emphasis has been placed on landmark studies, that changed thinking and practice in the field, rather than studies that are most frequently cited. Most are randomized controlled trials that have helped shape current ophthalmology practice guidelines. However, some important observational (cohort, case-control, and descriptive) studies are also included. The book is divided into seven sections, corresponding to anatomical segment or disease of the eye (cornea, cataract, glaucoma, vitreoretinal, macula, uveal tract, and orbit/eyelids/extraocular muscles/optic nerve). Each chapter finishes with an illustrative clinical case, and includes a reference to the relevant section of the practice guidelines of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
The book is not aimed solely at ophthalmologists, however. Every practicing physician, no matter his or her specialty, should be familiar with the relation of the eye to the rest of the human body, and with the use and value of the ophthalmoscope. Ophthalmology has a particular relevance to physicians working in primary care, internal medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, and emergency medicine.Less