This is an invaluable vade mecum for all novices in the ophthalmology department. It provides the advice on systematic eye examination, diagnosis, and when to refer not found in the standard textbooks and often poorly taught in the medical schools.
Quick reference - common ophthalmic symptoms.
Quick reference - ophthalmic techniques and procedures..
Section 1: What You Should Ask.
The Structured Ophthalmic history.
The dynamic ophthalmic history.
Simple Rules to make life easier..
Section 2: What You Should See.
Visual field testing.
Examination of the external eye.
Optic disc and retina.
Using the Slit-lamp.
Examination in difficult circumstances.
Dilating the pupil.
Using topical anaesthetic..
Section 3: What You Should Do.
Decreased vision without pain.
Decreased vision with pain.
Lid, lash and lacrimal problems.
Eye movement problems.
Painful red eye.
Gritty, irritable red eye.
Chronic Visual loss.
Drugs and the eye.
Section 4: What's Left.
Optic and refraction for beginners.
Guidelines for blind and partial sight registration.
Vision and driving.
Useful addresses and web sites for patients.
Eye sites (Some useful eye-related web sites for the clinician).