Media Type : Handbook
Synopsis : The Cornea Handbook is a concise, yet comprehensive reference guide covering relevant up-to-date topics in cornea. The 320 page soft cover book, which fits in the pocket of your white coat, is written in an easy-to-understand style accompanied by a plethora of color photographs and tables. The authors uniquely pepper the basic science with relevant clinical pearls making it an easy and enjoyable read. If ever there was a medical book to take to the beach, this is it. Like the Will’s Eye Manual , the Cornea Handbook should become an essential on-the-fly reference for all eye care professionals.
Target Audience : General ophthalmologists, cornea specialists, optometrists, and all trainees and students
Review: The Cornea Handbook is a concise, yet comprehensive reference guide covering all the clinically relevant and up-to-date topics in cornea and external disease. Although similar handbooks have been published before, most have not been updated in many years making the Cornea Handbook the most relevant to current corneal practice. This book, which was conceived and edited by close friends who are all young yet internationally recognized thought leaders, ubiquitous speakers, and prolific writers and researchers in the cornea field, is geared toward general ophthalmologists, optometrists, cornea specialists, and trainees of all levels.
The 320 page soft cover book, which fits snugly in the pocket of your white coat, is written in an easy to understand narrative style accompanied by a plethora of high quality color photographs and tables. In fact, there are 27 color photos and tables in the first 30 pages of the book. The book consists of 15 chapters covering everything from basic corneal anatomy and physiology to diagnostic equipment and corneal and refractive surgery. Topics presented here, but not likely to be found in older handbooks, include the ocular response analyzer, Artemis very high frequency ultrasound, anterior segment OCT, phakic and presbyopic IOL’s, anterior and posterior lamellar keratoplasty, and even modern thinking on dry eye disease.
What really makes this handbook stand out however is its uncanny readability factor. Unlike many textbooks which inundate the reader with a dense rehash of the published literature, the authors of the Cornea Handbook have astutely sifted out the most clinically relevant material and present it in a manner that is easy to read, digest, understand and ultimately remember. In each chapter the basic science material is buttressed by relevant vignettes, interesting pearls, and clinical correlations, making it much more palatable for most readers. If ever there was a medical book to take to the beach, this is definitely it.
As is the intent of the authors, the Cornea Handbook will appeal to a wide range of readers. It is particularly suited to residents and students rotating through the cornea service because it can be carried and frequently referenced. It will also make an ideal study guide for OKAP, board and recertification exams. Like the Will’s Eye Manual before it, the Cornea Handbook should become an essential on-the-fly reference for all eye care professionals and in all clinical settings.