Some of the best clinical teaching happens during grand rounds, imaging conferences and the discussion of individual cases. For ophthalmologists working in smaller centers such opportunities can be infrequent, so it can be hard to gain exposure to the latest imaging modalities and treatment options. Handbook of Retinal Disease offers the benefit of a case discussion by describing retinal disorders through real-life examples, then by guiding the clinician from a presenting problem through the formulation of a differential diagnosis, an analysis of the imaging and other diagnostic results, to an outline treatment plan.
The book features over 75 cases, each presented with a table of signs and symptoms to help formulate the differential diagnosis, questions to ask the patient and the relevant imaging to order. Secondly, imaging results from relevant modalities are discussed, before a final diagnosis is put forward. The authors also provide concise information on the diagnosis, including an outline of recommended treatment plans, follow-up and further reading
With its high quality images and highly structured, deductive approach, Handbook of Retinal Disease succeeds in providing the most clinically relevant guide possible to the latest imaging techniques used in the diagnosis of retinal diseases: OCT, colour and red fundus photography, fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography and fundus autofluorescence.
- Each case gives a structure for working up a differential diagnosis and treatment plan based on a challenging set of signs and symptoms
- Shows imaging results drawn from the full array of relevant, current imaging modalities
- Provides concise treatment plans tailored to each patient and reflecting the sometimes complex nature of each case