Clinical Diagnosis in Ophthalmology - 1st Edition

Clinical Diagnosis in Ophthalmology

1st Edition

Authors: Jack Kanski
Imprint: Mosby


One of ophthalmology's most respected authors, Dr. Jack Kanski, presents a spectrum of clinical signs for each condition in this brand-new diagnostic atlas. Covers virtually every ocular disease, with particular focus on systemic disorders to help readers diagnose a wealth of ophthalmic conditions. Discussions emphasize variations in the appearance and evolution of disease processes...from the trivial to the severe. Uniquely organized by anatomical region, this concise, user-friendly reference is an outstanding aid to clinical decision making. Over 2,800 full-color images, many original to Dr. Kanski's private collection and never before published, depict nearly all disease conditions encountered in practice. Illustrations are enhanced by accompanying text—concise, bullet-pointed summaries that are ideal for easy reference. This reference also includes a CD-ROM containing all of the images from the text, available for download into electronic presentations.

Key Features

  • Serves as a complete diagnostic guide of ophthalmic disease.

  • Features over 2,800 full-color clinical photographs, many original to Dr. Kanski's private collection.

  • Includes a CD-ROM containing all of the images from the text—suitable to download for electronic presentations.

  • Provides concisely written, easy-to-read, templated chapters.

  • Offers many angiograms, radiographs, and scans that emphasis pathological processes.

  • Organizes topics logically—by anatomic region—starting with the front of the eye and progressing through to the retina, to make information easy to find.

  • Represents the ideal guide for comparison to the full range of conditions seen in practice, or for certification/recertification review.

Table of Contents

1. The Eyelids
2. The Orbit
3. The Conjunctiva
4. The Episclera and Sclera
5. Dry Eye
6. The Cornea
7. The Lens
8. Glaucoma
9. Tumours
10. Uveitus
11. Retinal Detachment
12. Retinal Vascular Disease
13. Macula
14. Fundus Dystrophies
15. Congential Anomalies
16. Neuro
17. Strabismus
18. Trauma


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About the Author

Jack Kanski

Affiliations and Expertise

Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Prince Charles Eye Unit, King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor, UK


Clinical Diagnosis in
Jack J Kanski
USA: Elsevier Mosby, 2006
601 pages, RPR $290.00
Reviewed by IAN S DOUGLAS,
Department of Optometry and Vision
Sciences, The University of Melbourne
Jack Kanski is well known in the area of
ophthalmic disease, having written numerous
excellent books over many years.
This first edition is an atlas rather than
a textbook and so does not include descriptions
of symptoms, treatment or any
information relating to differential diagnosis.
Each image has a brief descriptive
The book is divided into 18 chapters
encompassing all aspects of ocular disease,
including congenital and inherited abnormalities,
trauma and strabismus. Each
chapter has a series of subheadings, under
which specific conditions with a number
of appropriate images are listed. For example,
in the chapter on eyelids one of
the 15 sub-headings is ‘Viral infections of
the lid’, which is further broken down into
the specific conditions of Herpes zoster
ophthalmicus, Herpes simplex and molluscum
contagiosum, with an excellent
selection of images for each condition.
The index lists all of these conditions,
allowing them to be easily found in the
body of the book. Where appropriate,
there are also images of the systemic disease
associated with the ocular condition.
The quality of reproduction of the
images is excellent and throughout the
book there are numerous high quality
drawings by the renowned ophthalmic artist
TR Tarrant. Where appropriate, there
are also images of supportive tests such as
X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, angiograms and
OCT scans.
The book includes a single-user CDROM
that has the images and their
descriptions in digital form. The CD-ROM
has all the images that are in the book and
includes a search function, which gives
quick and easy access. There is a