Editors: Kuldev Singh MD, William E. Smiddy MD, and Andrew G. Lee MD
Publisher: Thieme – 308 pages with 223 illustrations
Book Review by: Nano Khilnani

This unusual book has been developed with actual patients’ cases as a background, for medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing ophthalmologists. Besides the print edition, there is also available an online resource at the website address shown below.

It is a basic introduction to clinical problems and their evaluation, management, and treatment.

Sixty-five specialists in ophthalmology including professors at universities and practitioners at eye institutes, authored or coauthored the 98 chapters of this book. They are all from around the United States, except one from Brazil.

Too numerous to list all chapters here, we name the 11 Parts instead to give you an overview of this book’s contents:

  1. Part I. Cornea and External Disease
  2. Part II. Lens
  3. Part III. Glaucoma
  4. Part IV. Retina
  5. Part V. Uveitis
  6. Part VI. Tumors
  7. Part VII. Posterior Segment Complications
  8. Part VIII. Trauma
  9. Part IX. Neuro-Ophthalmology
  10. Part X. Pediatrics
  11. Part XI. Orbit | Oculoplastics

You can access additional media content now! This is also an e-book. Get the access code from the inside front cover of the print version of this textbook. then go to www.Thieme.MedOne.com/9781626231764

Among various abnormalities, anomalies, conditions, diseases, disorders, parts of the eye, or processes covered and discussed in this very wide-ranging book are the following, listed alphabetically:

Acute bacterial conjunctivitis, acute follicular conjunctivitis, aniridia, aniscoria, anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, benign tumors of the eyelid, blepharitis, branch retinal vein occlusion central retinal vein occlusion, childhood ptosis, childhood torticollis, choroidal melanoma, choroiditis, chronic follicular conjunctivitis, congenital cataract, cystoid macular edema,

Dacryoadenitis, dacryocystitis, diabetic macular edema, diabetic retinopathy, Dellen, diplopia, dislocated posterior chamber intraocular lens, ectropin, endopthalmitis, entropin, epithelial basement membrane dystrophy, epiretinal membrane, esotopia, exotopia, exudative age-related macular degeneration, failing filtering bleb, fibrin deposition on intraocular lenses, flat anterior chamber, Fuch’s corneal dystrophy,

Glaucoma, graft rejection after keratoplasty, idiopathic central serous chorioretinopathy, idiopathic orbital inflammation, intraocular foreign body, Inflamatory glaucoma, internuclear ophthalmoplegia, leukocoria, Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, keratoconus, keratoplasty, malignant tumors of the eyelid, microbial keratitis myopic degeneration, nerve palsy, neurovascular glaucoma,

Ocular hypertension, ocular hypotomy, open-angle glaucoma, optic nerve hypoplasia, orbital cellulitis, orbital tumors of childhood, orbital tumors of the eyelid, orbital tumors in adults, papilledema, persistent choroidal detachment, pigmentary glaucoma, posttrabeculectomy wound leak, primary angle-closure glaucoma, primary congenital glaucoma, postsurgical corneal edema, pterigium, ptosis,

Retained lens material after cataract extraction, retinitis pigmentosa, retinal arterial occlusion, retinopathy of prematurity, subluxated crystalline lens, third nerve palsy, thyroid eye disease, thyroid ophthalmopathy, transient monocular visual loss, trichiasis, vascular tumor, visual field defect, vitreomacular traction, vitreous hemorrhage.

This is a comprehensive review of ophthalmology though a case-based approach. By looking at actual cases and determining what is the disorder or disease, and determining the correct treatment, the student can gain knowledge and practical work experience. A great book!



Kuldev Singh MD is Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Glaucoma Service at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California. 

William E. Smiddy MD is the M. Brenn Green Chair in Ophthalmology and Professor Ophthalmology at the University of Miami Medical School, and is with the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. Florida.

Andrew G. Lee MD is a neuro-ophthalmologist and chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Houston Methodist Hospital and is with Blanton Eye Institute in Houston, Texas.