Harley's Pediatric Ophthalmology, 6th Edition

ISBN: 9781451172836
ISBN-10: 1451172834
Copyright: 2014
Edition: 6th
Editors: Nelson, Leonard B., Olitsky, Scott E.,
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 95
Reviewer: Christopher Chambers,  M.D.  (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description
This is the sixth edition of an excellent resource in pediatric ophthalmology. It is an update from the 2005 edition.
Purpose
The purpose is to provide a benchmark in the field of pediatric ophthalmology. Indeed, the book meets that goal by reflecting the most relevant and up-to-date clinical material.
Audience
It is written for residents, fellows, and established practitioners.
Features
The book covers a wide variety of pediatric ophthalmology topics -- retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), genetics, strabismus, and amblyopia -- as well as pediatric diseases in each discipline of ophthalmology. The book is well written and beautifully illustrated.
Assessment
With advances in pediatric ophthalmology, an updated edition is indeed needed. Harley's has always been a staple in pediatric ophthalmology education and will continue to be.
Review Questionnaire
Range Question Score
1-10 Are the author's objectives met? 10
1-10 Rate the worthiness of those objectives. 10
1-5 Is this written at an appropriate level? 5
1-5 Is there significant duplication? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 4
1-5 Are there significant omissions? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 4
1-5 Rate the authority of the authors. 4
1-5 Are there sufficient illustrations? 5
1-5 Rate the pedagogic value of the illustrations. 5
1-5 Rate the print quality of the illustrations. 5
1-5 Are there sufficient references? 5
1-5 Rate the currency of the references. 4
1-5 Rate the pertinence of the references. 5
1-5 Rate the helpfulness of the index. 5
1-5 If important in this specialty, rate the physical appearance of the book 5
1-10 Is this a worthwhile contribution to the field? 10
1-10 If this is a 2nd or later edition, is this new edition needed? N/A