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ophthalmology Books

This section contains free e-books and guides on ophthalmology, some of the resources in this section can be viewed online and some of them can be downloaded.

The Organization of the Retina and Visual System

The purpose of this Tutorial is to summarize these recent advances and to describe our present understanding, based primarily on anatomic investigations, of the Neural Organization of the Mammalian Retina. A great addition has been a section on Psychophysics of Vision which we hope will be of general information to all interested in learning the basics of visual perception.

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Lasers and Refractive Surgery

The purpose of this note is to familiarize optometry students with ophthalmic laser instrumentation, surgical laser procedures, the management of ocular conditions with lasers and the introduction of minor surgical techniques, including operating room protocols. Topics covered includes: Basics of Laser In Eyecare, Refractive Procedures, Optic, Injections, Ocular Injections, Syncope And Other Possible Emergencies, Surgical Environment, Asepsis and Aseptic Technique, Suturing and Minor Surgical, Advanced Ocular Procedures.

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Hereditary Ocular Disease

This website contains a database of hereditary disorders with important ocular features. It is designed as a portal site containing summary clinical descriptions with links to additional online information. Each description of a medical condition is also linked to a page containing information written in nontechnical language for patients.

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Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

This note explains the following topics: Peters Anomaly, Eales Disease, Candida, Sjogren's Syndrome, Hansen's Disease, Uveitis-Glaucoma-Hyphema Syndrome, Siderosis Bulbi, Lattice Corneal Dystrophy, Retinoblastoma, Criswick-Schepens Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome, Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, Usual Optic Neuritis, Idiopathic Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy.

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Ophthalmology Notes Index

These lecture notes will feature advances in many areas of clinical ophthalmology, presented by noted ophthalmologists from throughout the United States and abroad.

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Common Eye Infections

Since ocular infections are one of the most frequent occurrences in ophthalmology, the treatment for these infections must be fast, precise and effective. Clinical diagnosis of ocular infections can be confirmed by several techniques based on microbiological test of ocular samples. This guide explains about most common ocular infections and its treatment.

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Ophthalmology Wikibook

This book covers the following topics: Anatomy of the Eye, Eye Examination, Diseases of Conjunctiva, Diseases of Cornea, Diseases of Sclera, Diseases of Uveal Tract, Diseases of Lens, Glaucoma, Diseases of Vitreous, Diseases of Retina, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Strabismus and Nystagmus, Diseases of Eyelids, Diseases of Lacrimal Apparatus, Diseases of Orbit, Ocular Injuries, Systemic Ophthalmology, Community Ophthalmology and Eye Surgery.

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Advances in Eye Surgery

This is a comprehensive, practical guidebook that provides a clear overview and update of current modern techniques of ocular surgery. The chapters will be of interest to a wide audience. The chapters are written by experts with special interest and extensive clinical experience in the topics.

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Glaucoma; A Symposium Presented at a Meeting of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society

It is convenient to start with the conception that glaucoma is increased tension of the eyeball, plus the causes and effects of such increase; although a broad survey of the facts may reveal a clinical entity to be called glaucoma, without increased tension constantly or necessarily present, and cases of increased intra-ocular tension not to be classed as glaucoma.

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Diabetic Retinopathy for the Comprehensive Ophthalmologist

This book is designed to transfer useful skills for the clinical management of diabetic patients. The target audience is residents, beginning retina fellows and comprehensive ophthalmologists interested in fine-tuning their approach to diabetic retinopathy.

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Fuchs corneal dystrophy

Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy (FCD) is a progressive, hereditary disease of the cornea first described a century ago by the Austrian ophthalmologist Ernst Fuchs. This note provides recent advances in our understanding of the genetic and pathophysiological mechanisms of the disease, as well as the application of new imaging modalities and less invasive surgical procedures, present new opportunities for improved outcomes among patients with FCD.

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Ophthalmology Lecture Notes (PDF 92P)

This lecture note will serve as a practical guideline for the hard-pressed mid-level health workers. We hope that it will be a good introduction to eye diseases for health science students working in Ethiopia. This note covers the following topics: basic anatomy and physiology of the eye, basic examination of the eye, external eye diseases, differential diagnosis of red eye, community ophthalmology, eye injuries and systemic disease and the eye.

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Techniques of Ophthalmic Examination (PDF 29P)

This note covers the following subtopics: Initial Evaluation of the Patient, Diagnostic Testing, Schirmer Tear Test, Fluorescein Staining, Tonometry, Cytology, Culture and Sensitivity, Slit-Lamp Examination, Slit-Lamp Models, Slit-Lamp Use, Ophthalmoscopy, Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscopy, Direct Ophthalmoscopy, Monocular Indirect Ophthalmoscopy, Information and Supply Sources.

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The Ophthalmic Examination (PDF 85P)

Covered topics are:The Ophthalmic Examination,Vision Testing, Gross Evaluation, Symmetry, Ocular discharge, Subtle Ptosis, Blepharospasms, Photophobia, Surface Topography, Palpation, Retropulsion Palpation, Corneal Reflex, Pupillary symmetry, Finnoff Transilluminator, Opacities in the Ocular Media, Ocular Opacity, Focal Beam Examination, Slit Light Examination Flare, Retinal Examination, Direct Ophthalmoscopy, Indirect ophthalmoscopy, Periocular Nerve Blocks, Sensory Blocks, Tears, Sodium Fluorescein, Topical Anesthesia, Eyelid Eversion, Intraocular Pressure Measurement, Nasolacrimal System, Conjunctival Cytology, Conjunctival Biopsy.

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Lecture notes on common eye diseases for ophthalmic assistants (PDF 52P)

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Stanford Ophthalmology Resident Lecture Notes (PDF 35P)

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eMedicine Ophtalmology

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Central Sterile Corneal Ulceration

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Congenital Clouding of the Cornea

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Contact Lens Complications

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Corneal Abrasion

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Corneal Edema, Postoperative

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Corneal Erosion, Recurrent

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Corneal Foreign Body

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Corneal Graft Rejection

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Corneal Laceration

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Corneal Melt, Postoperative

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Ophthalmologic Disorders

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The Joy of Visual Perception

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The organization of the vertebrate retina

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American Optometric Association Clinical Care

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Blepharospasm Pages

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Blind Net

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Ciba Vision

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Colors for the Color Blind Toledo Bend Lake Information Resource

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Cornea Research Foundation

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Eye Advisory

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Eye Cancer Network

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Eye Conditions University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center

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Eye Information from A to Z St. Luke's Cataract and Laser Institute

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EyeWorld

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Glaucoma Research Foundation

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Glaucoma Service and Foundation at Wills Eye Hospital

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Greek Glaucoma Society

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International Glaucoma Association

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Iritis and Uveitis Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

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Joy of Visual Perception A Web Book Peter K. Kaiser

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Myopia Prevalence and Progression National Academy Press

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National Keratoconus Foundation

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National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

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Oftalmored [Espaol]

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Ophthalmology eMedicine

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Ophthalmology Consultants

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