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High-yield topics physicians and medical trainees need to know to treat the most commonly encountered ophthalmic diseases

This resource provides a clinical approach to the examination, diagnosis, and management of common ocular diseases and ocular emergencies based on the collective knowledge of one of the nation’s foremost academic departments, the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto.

Features include:

  • Diseases broken down by etiology, clinical features, and management, including when emergency referral to ophthalmology is required.
  • Sidebars highlighting key clinical skills every physician and trainee should know
  • An extensive collection of high-quality images and illustrations.

With this guide, practising physicians will have at their fingertips an authoritative reference to help them deliver better patient care in their daily clinical practice, residents will lay a solid foundation for further study in the field, and medical students will gain the knowledge and confidence to succeed in their ophthalmology rotation.

Table of Contents

1 Red eye
2 The lens and cataract
3 Glaucoma
4 Retina
5 Neuroophthalmology
6 Oculoplastics and orbital diseases
7 Ocular trauma
8 Pediatric ophthalmology
9 A reference on anatomy of the eye
About the authors

Dr. Daniel J. Weisbrod

Dr. Daniel Weisbrod is assistant professor and former director of undergraduate medical education in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto. He is fellowship trained in medical retina and ocular oncology. Dr. Weisbrod runs a community practice and is on faculty at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, where he is involved in teaching medical students and residents.

Dr. Tina Felfeli

Dr. Tina Felfeli is a resident physician in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She completed her bachelor of science as a gold medalist at Western University, London, Ontario, and her medical school training at University of Toronto, where she received the J. P. Boley Prize in Ophthalmology for the highest academic standing in her graduating class.

Dr. Sherif R. El-Defrawy

Dr. Sherif El-Defrawy is Nanji Family Chair in Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, professor, and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto, and ophthalmologist-in-chief at Kensington Eye Institute. He is a past president of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and the Association of Canadian University Professors of Ophthalmology; and most recently he was cochair of the Eye Health Council of Ontario.