2006-03-21

Correct and Complete

Honestly Written, Perfectly Put Together

by Dr Dan Waniek, MD
Copyright © 2006 danwaniek.org
Myron Yanoff, Jay S. Duker, James J. Augsburger (Eds.) : Ophthalmology, Mosby - Elsevier 2004.
This heavyweight 2004 book is standard, savvy, securely state-of-the-art. You buy eighteen pounds worth of one volume, color coded and all. The only drawback is the fact that some illustrations are redrawn for "clarity" and lose information. There is a slight bias towards refractive surgery, but isn't this is the current Zeitgeist in the field? I liked, for instance, the diminutive and indeed litotic style of the contributor who commented something like "there is more than optics to seeing" when he reviewed the acuity of the greatest baseball player in history - who was basically blind for one eye and severely myopic in the other. Overall, here is a well written textbook. You will find it useful not to carry but if you want to walk around the immensely rich and incredibly refined knowledgeable field of modern ophthalmology by reading a single volume.
I must confess I invested heavily in a special table to hold this heavyweight reference item, but then again maybe my room is in better shape today, and I can read Yanoff as soon as I can seat somewhere near such piece of furniture:-)

ISBN : 0323016340, BOBE-5227-REFS-0001, Amazon.com Sales Rank: #48,670 in Books, 1600 pages, Second edition.

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