The Wills Eye Manual book is an best guide when its comes to Ophthalmology
We are proud to present the Sixth Edition of The Wills Eye Manual. This edition builds upon the hard work of all previous contributors, and would not be possible without the collaborative effort of the Wills Eye Institute residents and faculty. Our goal is to continue to provide the most accurate and current information regarding the office and emergency room diagnosis, management, and treatment of
The Sixth Edition includes the results of some of the most recent major clinical trials, including those relating to the care of patients with macular degeneration and retinal vein occlusion. Changing trends in the management of a variety of ophthalmic pathology, including orbital fractures, eyelid lacerations, strabismus, amblyopia, and ocular malignancies, are refl ected in this newest edition. Many new highdefi nition photographs of external, anterior segment, and posterior segment disease processes have been added, including fundus photos of Sturge–Weber Syndrome, Wyburn-Mason Syndrome, and solar retinopathy. We have also updated the imaging modalities highlighted in the previous edition, with special attention to optical coherence tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and ultrasound biomicroscopy. In addition, many updated chapters were expanded to include new, clinically relevant, topics.
With the addition of more illustrations and topics, it was necessary to streamline various sections. To that end, and with feedback from our readers, we have minimized redundancy throughout the manual and removed information more commonly found in other references. We hope you continue to fi nd the Sixth Edition of The Wills Eye Manual a fast, easy-to-use guide to managing ophthalmic disease.
Our goal has been to produce a concise book, providing essential diagnostic tips and specifi c therapeutic information pertaining to eye disease. We realized the need for this book while managing emergency room patients at one of the largest and busiest eye hospitals in the country. Until now, reliable information could only be obtained in unwieldy textbooks or inaccessible journals. As residents at Wills Eye Hospital we have benefi ted from the input of some of the world-renowned ophthalmic experts in writing this book. More importantly, we are aware of the questions that the ophthalmology resident, the attending ophthalmologist, and the emergency room physician (not trained in ophthalmology) want answered immediately.
The book is written for the eye care provider who, in the midst of evaluating an eye problem, needs quick access to additional information. We try to be as specific as possible, describing the therapeutic modalities used at our institution. Many of these recommendations are, therefore, not the only manner in which to treat a particular disorder, but indicate personal preference. They are guidelines, not rules.
Because of the forever changing wealth of ophthalmic knowledge, omissions and errors are possible, particularly with regard to management. Drug dosages have been checked carefully, but the physician is urged to check the Physicians’ Desk Reference or Facts and Comparisons when prescribing unfamiliar medications. Not all contraindications and side effects are described.
We feel this book will make a welcome companion to the many physicians involved with treating eye problems. It is everything you wanted to know and nothing more.