Contents

Preface to Third Edition v

Preface to Second Edition vii

Section I Introducing the Eye 1

1. The Scope of Ophthalmology 3

2. Basic Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye 7

3. Examination of the Eye 17

Section II Primary Eye Care Problems 27

4. Long Sight, Short Sight 29

5. Common Diseases of the Eyelids 33

6. Common Diseases of the Conjunctiva and Cornea 45

7. The Red Eye 61

8. Failing Vision 67

9. Headache 71

10. Contact Lenses 77

Section III Problems of the Eye Surgeon 79

11. Cataract 81

12. Glaucoma 91

13. Retinal Detachment 103

14. Squint 111

15. Tumours of the Eye and Adnexae 121

16. Ocular Trauma 129

Section IV Problems of the Medical Ophthalmologist 135

17. Testing Visual Acuity 137

18. The Inflamed Eye 141

19. The Ageing Eye 149

20. The Child's Eye 157

21. Systemic Disease and the Eye 165

22. Neuro-ophthalmology 179

23. Genetics and the Eye 189

24. Drugs and the Eye 195

Section V Visual Handicap 201

25. Blindness 203

Further Reading 207

Index 209

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