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Essentials in Ophthalmology is a new review se- worthy advances in the subspecialty than on ries covering all of ophthalmology categorized systematic completeness. Each article is str- in eight subspecialties. It will be published quar- tured in a standardized format and length,with terly; thus each subspecialty will be reviewed citations for additional reading and an app- biannually. priate number of illustrations to enhance im- Given the multiplicity of medical publica- portant points. Since every subspecialty volume tions already available, why is a new series is issued in a recurring sequence during the needed? Consider that the half-life of medical 2-year cycle, the reader has the opportunity to knowledge is estimated to be around 5 years. focus on the progress in a particular subspecial- Moreover, it can be as long as 8 years between ty or to be updated on the whole field. The cl- the description of a medical innovation in a ical relevance of all material presented will be peer-reviewed scientific journal and publica- well established,so application to clinical pr- tion in a medical textbook. A series that narrows tice can be made with confidence. this time span between journal and textbook This new series will earn space on the bo- would provide a more rapid and efficient trans- shelves of those ophthalmologists who seek to fer of medical knowledge into clinical practice, maintain the timeliness and relevance of their and enhance care of our patients. clinical practice.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Angle Closure Glaucoma - Childhood Glaucoma - Glaucoma Surgery - Non-penetrating Surgery - Normal Tension Glaucoma - Pseudoexfoliative Glaucoma - Visual Fields - assessment - diagnosis - eye - ophthalmology - physiology - science - surgery - therapy