Wills Eye Manual gives authoritative information about every eye disorder known to modern medicine. The claim does not exaggerate; it simply states a fact.
Now in its fifth edition, the manual provides clinicians with concise, accurate, explicit information about symptoms and signs, diagnosis and treatment, medication and follow-up care for eye problems of all kinds. Specifically designed for quick and easy use in emergency rooms, high-volume clinics, and primary care physicians’ offices, Wills Eye Manual presents information in outline form according to standard clinical procedure. Now color-coded for even easier reference, easily scanned discussions of eye disorders detail symptoms, signs, and etiology; in the fifth edition, each outline also includes differential diagnosis for vague, ambiguous, and unusual presentations. Outlines continue through laboratory testing, work-up, and treatment; and the editors wisely include discussion of sophisticated, state-of-the-art radiography and laser surgery above and beyond explanation of traditional protocols. Wills Eye Manual includes a Pharmacopoeia, an ophthalmologist’s condensed version of the Physicians’ Desk Reference. And the fifth edition adds all-new appendices devoted to recent discoveries, innovative treatments, and controversial issues in ophthalmology.
The fifth edition marked an advance over the four previous editions, adding color coding to the outlines. That advance, however, pales by comparison with the fifth edition’s unprecedented and by far most spectacular addition: In the fifth edition, the editors have included more than two-hundred full-color clinical photographs. Students, clinicians, and reviewers rave about the pictures simply on the basis of their composition and detail. Far more importantly, though, regular users of Wills Eye Manual accord their highest praise to the photographs’ usefulness. No matter how well a written description represents symptoms and distinctive signs of an eye disorder, a picture naturally provides a more accurate, precise, and immediate assessment tool. One ER doc compares the combination of words and pictures to “Mapquest”: “Always better to have both the pictorial map and the turn-by-turn directions than just one or the other. Same principle applies to the words and pictures in the manual,” he says.
Divne Pointer is a health writer. To find the best price for the Wills Eye Manual please visit http://willseyemanual.com/