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Book review: The Ophthalmic Study Guide (second edition)

Professor of ophthalmology and emergency care Janet Marsden reviews The Ophthalmic Study Guide (second edition).
The Ophthalmic Study Guide

The Ophthalmic Study Guide (second edition)

Dorothy Field and Marina Forbes

m&k publishing

45 | 272pp

ISBN: 9781905539642

This is an excellent book and a welcome update to the first edition. The format has changed slightly, leaving it slightly smaller and easier to handle.

The text begins with a section for nurses and mentors, with key information about lifelong learning, revalidation and tips on using the text. It leads the reader through the eye and some of its diseases and problems, starting at the beginning with the basics to enable the reader to apply these to practice.

It goes on to deal with the 3 main areas of ophthalmic practice: cataract, the glaucomas and retinal problems. It does so in a systematic, understandable way.

Emphasis on reflection

One of the key features is that

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The Ophthalmic Study Guide (second edition)

The Ophthalmic Study Guide

Dorothy Field and Marina Forbes

m&k publishing

£45 | 272pp

ISBN: 9781905539642


This is an excellent book and a welcome update to the first edition. The format has changed slightly, leaving it slightly smaller and easier to handle.

The text begins with a section for nurses and mentors, with key information about lifelong learning, revalidation and tips on using the text. It leads the reader through the eye and some of its diseases and problems, starting at the beginning with the basics to enable the reader to apply these to practice.

It goes on to deal with the 3 main areas of ophthalmic practice: cataract, the glaucomas and retinal problems. It does so in a systematic, understandable way.

Emphasis on reflection

One of the key features is that it promotes reflection and learning throughout, with self-learning, self-testing and ‘things to do’ placed at appropriate places throughout the text with a record of skills development for the reader.

For personal and ongoing use, the book would be useful for any nurse working with patients who have eyes! The book promotes knowledge of ophthalmic systems and common conditions experienced by many of our patients, in all areas of nursing.


Reviewed by Janet Marsden, professor of ophthalmology and emergency care in Psychology and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University.

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