Prof Conor Murphy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has co-authored a new ophthalmology text with Mr Mark Batterbury. The book is entitled “Ophthalmology: An Illustrated Colour Text”. Although primarily aimed at medical students, the text will appeal to those practising or studying fields closely related to ophthalmology, including optometry, orthoptics and ophthalmic nursing too.
Divided into four sections, the first contains essential anatomy and physiology. The second describes ophthalmic diseases using a predominantly anatomically-ordered approach. The third deals with a collection of special topics, some disease-related, others covering clinical management. The final part focusses on clinical problem-solving.
This is the fourth edition of an award-winning text. It has been extensively reviewed, modified and updated to ensure its relevance to people across the world requiring an introductory text in ophthalmology. The Special Investigations chapter has been rewritten and illustrated to show how modern imaging devices help in diagnosis and monitoring. One new chapter reviews a range of global ophthalmic problems and another provides an overview of eye problems in children. The book is also available as an ebook (online).