Media Type: Textbook
Synopsis: Diabetic Retinopathy prevalence in the United States will dramatically increase in the near future, and it is vital for those caring for these patients to have the most accurate and comprehensive information in order to provide the highest care. Dr. Gloria Wu has done an outstanding job at compiling this easy-to-read primer on diabetic retinopathy. She not only covers the background of diabetic retinopathy, national clinical trials on the disease, and examination and treatment, but also includes a chapter for nursing staff and medical assistants, who are so vital for the eye care of diabetic patients today.
Target Audience: Residents, comprehensive ophthalmologists, endocrinologists, and general internists.
Review: Dr. Gloria Wu is a retina specialist in private practice, Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Tufts University School of Medicine. Diabetic Retinopathy: The Essentials delivers what it promises: a straightforward guide to the management of diabetic retinopathy geared towards residents, comprehensive ophthalmologists, endocrinologists, internists to answer their questions on diabetic retinopathy. She eloquently covers the background of diabetic retinopathy, national clinical trials on the disease, examination and treatment of the diabetic patient, and also has a chapter dedicated to providing guidelines for nursing staff and medical assistants, whose participation in the coordination of eye care of the diabetic patient is essential.
The author expertly adds three appendices at the conclusion of the text, including a photo atlas of diabetic retinopathy, patient education materials, and even diabetic recipes that all contribute to the comprehensive care of the diabetic patient.
Diabetic Retinopathy: The Essentials clearly meets its stated goals, answering questions about diabetic retinopathy for residents, comprehensive ophthalmologists, endocrinologists, and general internists to increase their understanding of the disease and utilize the information to provide the best care possible for any diabetic patient.