Homayoun Tabandeh, MD
Private practice, Beverly Hills, CA, USA
University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Morton F. Goldberg, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins
Retina in Systemic Disease: A Color Manual of Ophthalmoscopy is a practical reference for using
ophthalmoscopy to recognize the retinal manifestations of systemic diseases and to confidently
develop a diagnosis on the basis of such findings. Divided into three main sections, the book opens
with a discussion of anatomy and the normal fundus and then provides straightforward, step-by-step
instructions of examination techniques with valuable pearls on how to optimize the visualization of
the retina. Numerous chapters in the second section of the book present the major clinical signs in the retina with concise lists of conditions associated with each sign. The third section provides comprehensive coverage of various systemic disorders, enabling the clinician to rapidly locate information useful for diagnosis, staging, and treatment. Each chapter in this section provides a brief description of the disorder, fundus features, additional ophthalmic features, and where appropriate, management techniques and differential diagnosis.
- Succinct descriptions and bulleted text enhance ease of use
More than 300 high-quality full-color photographs demonstrate the various retinal manifestations of systemic disease and illustrate important concepts
This color manual is a valuable reference for ophthalmologists, ophthalmology residents, and optometrists. It is an ideal resource for physicians and residents in a range of disciplines, such as internal medicine, diabetology, cardiovascular medicine, neurology, emergency room medicine, and pediatrics, who are involved in the care of patients with systemic diseases.
There is currently no book in this field. Our new book is comprised of concise and clear descriptions of retinal signs and their differential diagnosis, as well as their corresponding retinal manifestations of systemic disease. Numerous high quality color clinical photographs (over 330) will illustrate each topic. The book will be pocket sized and areas of interest will be labeled in the margin for ease of recognition. A “clinical pearls” section will summarize the important aspects of each subject.
The first section deals with the basic and practical aspects of ophthalmoscopy. The second section illustrates various retinal signs, followed by a discussion of their differential diagnosis. The third section covers the retinal manifestations of a wide range of disorders, including diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disorders, HIV, non-accidental injury, retinopathy of prematurity, etc.
General ophthalmologists, optometrists, and residents of ophthalmology will obviously find the book of interest, though it is designed to appeal to students, residents and physicians of various disciplines such as internal medicine, emergency room medicine, endocrinology, neurology, infectious diseases, rheumatology, oncology, cardiology, and pediatrics. By making ophthalmoscopy simple, and by providing many clinical examples with pertinent discussion the reader will have an enjoyable educational experience.