Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

BOOK REVIEW
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 247-

Postgraduate Ophthalmology


David Taylor 
 Director, Examinations Programme, International Council of Ophthalmology, 11-43 Bath Street. London EC1V 9EL, United Kingdom

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David Taylor
Director, Examinations Programme, International Council of Ophthalmology, 11-43 Bath Street. London EC1V 9EL
United Kingdom




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Taylor D. Postgraduate Ophthalmology.Indian J Ophthalmol 2012;60:247-247


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Full Text

[AUTHOR:1]Edited by: Zia Chaudhuri and Murugesan Vanathi

Publisher: Jaypee Medical Publishers ltd, 2012

Price: $165.00

ISBN: ISBN-10: 9350252708, ISBN-13: 978-9350252703

Pages: 2339

Pub Date: November 30, 2011

This is a systematically planned major reference book covering all areas of our specialty: a specialty which has advanced so far in one lifetime that much of the content would have been unrecognizable to the last generation of ophthalmologists. The book is careful to start chapters with the basics in topics before tackling newer concepts, however, and the coverage is wide and quite deep. The photographs are as good as the paper allows and the other illustrations, diagrams, scans reproduce adequately and overall are educationally very good and the artwork that Jaypee have provided is really good and clear.

It would be a good book for candidates who are studying for higher examinations.

Of course there are many things that have not changed much and these important topics are given the amount and quality of coverage that they deserve. Notable here are An International Perspective of Blindness, a section on Light, Vision, Optics and Refraction: this is an important subject for ophthalmologists, often overlooked. There is a good section on Low Vision.

Presumably to keep costs and weight down, a thin paper has been used which often allows images from the overleaf page impinge on that being read- in practice a minor irritation.

The index is at the back of only the second volume, but the Table of contents is in the front of both.

This ambitious book will sell widely in India, the home of much of the world's medical publishing processes. The quality and the price will also send it abroad!