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Case Reviews in Ophthalmology – Seasoned Elsevier authors Neil J. Friedman and Peter K. Kaiser help you get the best possible results in your exams with Case Reviews in Ophthalmology. This medical reference’s case-based approach gives you just the practice you need to assess, reinforce, and broaden your mastery of every essential concept in ophthalmology for clinical rounds, oral boards or recertification.

  • Review key information on every aspect of ophthalmology: optics/refraction; neuro-ophthalmology/orbit; pediatrics/strabismus; external disease/adnexa; anterior segment; and posterior segment.
  • Learn from the experts with contributions from an all-star duo of seasoned authors.
  • Enhance your fundamental knowledge in ophthalmology and reinforce learning objectives using 100 illustrated cases.

Table of Contents – Case Reviews in Ophthalmology



Chapter 1: Optics/Refraction

Chapter 2: Neuro-Ophthalmology/Orbit

Chapter 3: Pediatric Ophthalmology/Strabismus

Chapter 4: External Disease/Adnexa

Chapter 5: Anterior Segment

Chapter 6: Posterior Segment


Details – Case Reviews in Ophthalmology

No. of pages: 352Language: EnglishCopyright: © Elsevier 2018Published: 10th February 2017Imprint: ElseviereBook ISBN: 9780323390613eBook ISBN: 9780323390606Paperback ISBN: 9780323390590

Preface – Case Reviews in Ophthalmology

This book was written as a companion text to our popular Review of Ophthalmology text. While that book serves as a detailed and comprehensive review manual with an outline format and multiple-choice questions, this book’s purpose is to review practical cases in ophthalmology. Such a case-based approach to learning is something that we both encountered early in medical school because our curriculum was structured around it. Case Reviews in Ophthalmology

The case-based method is a valuable technique of learning and reinforcing core concepts. We originally conceived the idea for this book while writing our first text: The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Illustrated Manual of Ophthalmology. We felt that a case review book was a natural extension of the material in the atlas, and patient scenarios would be a realistic and fun way in which to review the subject matter. Although a number of case-based books exist that cover a variety of ophthalmic subspecialties, our goal was to create a more comprehensive review of fundamental eye disorders. Case Reviews in Ophthalmology

The book is composed of 6 chapters that reflect the core topics in ophthalmology. The 116 cases were selected to test the: (1) most common, (2) vision-threatening, and (3) life-threatening ocular conditions that all ophthalmologists must recognize and be adept at treating. Each case is introduced with a figure and brief patient history. A series of questions probe the reader’s knowledge of the condition by asking about further history, expected findings, differential diagnosis, workup, management, and prognosis. Case Reviews in Ophthalmology

Additional information and figures are often presented as the case unfolds, and the suggested answers are found on the next page. We hope you enjoy this case method of learning and find Case Reviews in Ophthalmology to be a useful aid for assessing and expanding your knowledge of ophthalmic diseases. We wish you success in your future careers.

Case 1 – Case Reviews in Ophthalmology

A 48-year-old woman with myopia complains of progressive deterioration in distance and near vision in both eyes for the past 2 years. She can improve her vision by sliding her glasses down her nose. Her past medical history is significant for diabetes for 10 years, for which she takes glyburide. She reports blood sugar levels usually between 120 and 140 mg/dL and a recent hemoglobin A1c of 6.8%. 1. What is the differential diagnosis? 2. What other history would you like to know? 3. What would your exam entail? Additional information: her current glasses are −5.00 D with an add of +1.25 D OU, her manifest refraction is −4.25 D OD and −4.50 D OS with +1.50 D add OU. The crystalline lenses are clear OU and there is no diabetic retinopathy. Cycloplegic refraction reveals −4.25 D OU. 4. What is your diagnosis and treatment plan?

  1. Decreased myopia and increased presbyopia. The change in refractive error may be due to overcorrection
    in her current distance spectacle prescription, cataracts, diabetic macular edema, or medications (i.e.
    chloroquine, phenothiazines, antihistamines, benzodiazepines).
  2. How old is her current prescription and what type of glasses are they? Does she have glare /halo/
    starburst from lights? Has the diabetes ever affected her retina and if so did she ever have any retinal
    treatment? Is she taking any other medications?
  3. Measure her current glass prescription, perform a manifest refraction, and then a complete eye exam with
    attention to the crystalline lens for cataract and retina for diabetic macular edema.
  4. Myopia /presbyopia with overminused glasses. A new glasses prescription should be given using the
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About the Author

Neil Friedman

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA; Private Practice, Mid-Peninsula Ophthalmology Medical Group, Palo Alto, CA

Peter Kaiser

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Digital OCT Reading Center, Staff, Vitreoretinal Section, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Review – Case Reviews in Ophthalmology

“This is an excellent resource for anyone taking the oral board examination. It not only fills a void in board preparation, but also provides an outstanding tool for those who desire to learn in a case-based fashion. This book allows students to learn in an active and novel way.”- Christopher Chambers, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine) 5 star Doody Rating!

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