Ophthalmology: Lecture Notes for Medical Students

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Juta, Limited, Jan 1, 2009 - Ophthalmology - 134 pages
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Eye problems comprise about twenty per cent of all clinical problems seen by clinic nurses and primary care physicians working in primary care clinics, community centres and district hospitals in southern Africa. This is a no-nonsense guide for medical students undertaking their ophthalmology rotation, ophthalmic nurses undergoing training and primary care physicians needing a brief reference source. The text is written in plain language and is complemented by a collection of excellent colour photographs of various ophthalmic conditions. Each chapter provides a clear explanation of: The ophthalmic condition under discussion; Causes; Pathogenesis / pathology / pathophysiology; Symptoms and signs; Management. Key features: Aids to learning include: key concepts, abbreviations; Generously illustrated with medical diagrams and 130 colour photographs; 30 case studies with possible diagnoses and management; Revision companion.

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