Book review

Media Type: Textbook (Hardcover with Expert Consult – Online and Print)

Synopsis: Yannuzi’s new book, The Retinal Atlas , is a 900-page atlas of heroic proportion, containing thousands of illustrative clinical images: color retinal photography (macula and peripheral retina with photo montages), red-free photos, flourescein angiograms, OCT images, histopathology, and external photos when indicated. Fifteen chapters, with color-coded bars on the page margin for easy navigation; succinct complementary disease descriptions are provided with an up-to-date suggested reading list that serves as the references for the disease topics. Because the book is part of the Expert Consult series of publications, one can register online and obtain the book’s material in an online form.

Target Audience: All levels of eye care professionals; non-retina and resident/fellow

Review: While the retinal specialist will recognize most of the images in this atlas, I believe it is the nonretinal subspecialist and resident/fellow that will benefit most from this atlas. Many diseases of the retina are recognized by distinctive retinal findings – a picture speaking a thousand words. If that is the case, this book is more like a museum of retinal diseases! The book is in an engaging and inviting format – images and clinical pearls on every page. This book belongs in every ophthalmology department’s library and academic retinal specialists’ office for educating residents and fellows. It would also be an invaluable reference book for any clinical practice that encounters out-of-the-ordinary retinal diseases. The ability to view the book online is especially helpful when the atlas is not nearby.

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Jan 16, 2017 | Posted by in OPHTHALMOLOGY | Comments Off on Book review

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