Book review

Media Type: Textbook

Synopsis: Drs. Singh, Damato, Pe’er, Murphree, and Perry have taken their comprehensive text, Clinical Ophthalmic Oncology , and distilled it down to a concise book covering the spectrum of ophthalmic oncologic diseases— Essentials in Ophthalmic Oncology . Together with over 120 authors, they have compiled a useful reference for any ophthalmologist, oncologist, or other physician with an interest in ophthalmic tumors. The text is very readable and has sections covering eyelid tumors, conjunctival and corneal tumors, uveal tumors, retinal tumors, retinoblastoma, and orbital tumors. Each section is broken down into short chapters covering individual groups of conditions, therapies, or other topics in ophthalmic oncology (e.g., epidemiology, cancer biology, and patient counseling). The book includes more than 100 tables and more than 400 color photographs and figures.

Target Audience: Ophthalmologists, Ocular Oncologists, Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists

Review The field of ophthalmic oncology continues to expand with respect to our understanding of the biology, diagnosis, and treatment of this complex and diverse groups of diseases. Drs. Singh, Damato, Pe’er, Murphree, and Perry’s previous comprehensive text, Clinical Ophthalmic Oncology , provided a detailed compilation of the current knowledge on this ever-growing field. As a follow-up, they have produced Essentials of Ophthalmic Oncology , a concise yet thorough book highlighting the spectrum of neoplastic processes affecting the eye, the adnexa, and the orbit. This book will be a useful resource to anyone with an interest in ophthalmic oncology.

The international group of authors, over 120 in all, bring with them a great deal of expertise on all relevant diagnostic and treatment modalities. The authors include radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, pediatricians, and pathologists in addition to a diverse group of ophthalmologists.

The text is divided into 7 sections: Basic Principles, Eyelid Tumors, Conjunctival and Corneal Tumors, Uveal Tumors, Tumors of the Retina and Retinal Pigment Epithelium, Retinoblastoma, and Orbital Tumors. The sections are further divided into 101 chapters. Each chapter provides the key points on an individual disease, group of conditions, therapy, or other relevant topic, such as epidemiology, cancer biology, or patient counseling. The majority of the book deals with intraocular tumors, but adnexal and orbital lesions are also covered. Most chapters are brief, making the book very readable and functional as a quick reference. For readers who desire to read further, appropriate references are provided. There are over 400 clinical color photographs, histopathologic photos, radiological studies, and figures to help readers better understand each topic.

The care of the patient with an ophthalmic oncologic disease is clearly a multidisciplinary endeavor. The editors have included extensive information to expose the reader to all necessary aspects of this field. Not only practicing ophthalmologists but also residents, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pediatricians, and any physician with an interest in tumors of the eye or periocular region will find Essentials of Ophthalmic Oncology to be a handy resource.

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Jan 17, 2017 | Posted by in OPHTHALMOLOGY | Comments Off on Book review

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