By Simon Nicholas Madge, James Kersey, Matthew Hawker, Meon Lamont (eds.)

A realistic instruction manual at the exam concepts, gear, investigations and optical innovations which the start trainee in ophthalmology must master.

  • obtainable and finished advisor to the sensible abilities and ideas with which the trainee ophthalmologist should be familiar
  • Clear tips on use of apparatus which takes trainees substantial perform to grasp -- e.g. slit-lamps, ophthalmoscopes, phacoemulsification machines and injectable or foldable lenses
  • Covers eye exam ideas and investigations resembling visible fields and fluorescein angiography
  • Very transparent and simply comprehensible part on scientific optics, explaining thoughts resembling ametropia
  • Illustrated in color throughout

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