Wills Eye Manual

Wills Eye Manual is a must have for both Doctors, Residents and skilled ophthalmologists alike.  This standard reference manual is highly regarded and the newest addition has been upgraded to include excellent color pictures and enhanced in depth illustrations.  This is a definite must for all ophthalmology residents.

The new the 6th edition with the redish cover (replacing the old maroon/orange covered edition – published March 19, 2012 ) with the full color pictures is much more interesting and useful, saving time and making reference more exact on eye diseases and treatment.  Now this standard reference book is a delight to work with All the best suggestions for improvement of the earlier manual have been included in this edition.   The pictures help aid in clinical decision making for both Office and Emergency Room Diagnosis and Treatment decisions which the book was designed for.

This new edition makes finding what you are looking for even easier.   With over 200 pictures, a colored heading and tab set up this book is a pleasure to refer to any time of the day or night and is the top choice for any eye care treatment professional.  Again, the suggestions offered from users of the earlier edition have been incorporated making this version of  the Wills Eye Manual a pleasure to both have and to hold.  Better yet, this new Wills Eye Manual comes with updated procedures & pharmacology, notes and expert tips scattered throughout the text offering clinical advice on eye disease and treatment.

Wills Eye Manual Guides and Supports Front-Line Caregivers

More than a little unwilling to explain how Joe got the eye injury, Joe Sixpack and his good friend  Johnny Lunchbox sit in the optometrist’s office growing impatient, irritated, and just generally menacing.  It never occurred to Joe and Johnny that they should have gone to the emergency room, or they should have found an ophthalmologist, a doctor Joe and Johnny believe studies insects.  Joe has an injured eye; his vision is blurred and he has a splitting headache.  He will be very glad and grateful when he once again can see clearly and think straight.

Joe Sixpack and Johnny Lunchbox do not know an optometrist from an ophthalmologist from a guy in line wearing glasses.  “Eyes are eyes,” they think, “And I want mine fixed!” Joe demands.

The optometrist, recognizing the seriousness of Joe’s eye injury, consults The Wills Eye Manual, the standard reference for diagnosis and treatment of all ocular disorders and injuries.  Wills Manual guides the optometrist’s examination and informs his evaluation of Joe’s injury; the manual’s outline of Joe’s eye problems also becomes the substance of the optometrist’s telephone conversation with the ophthalmologist on call at the local trauma center.  The optometrist stabilizes Joe and medicates him for relief of his pain.  Then, the optometrist sends Joe and Johnny for consultation and treatment at the ER.

Wills Eye emerges as the best supporting actor in this dramatic anecdote, because the manual guided and supported the optometrist as he made skilled professional judgments and sound professional choices.

The Manual provides front-line caregivers the essential tool they need for quick assessment of patients’ symptoms and needs.  Using it, optometrists, pharmacists, school nurses, and other health-care professionals quickly and accurately can advise patients about origins or causes of their complaints, suggesting appropriate options for treatment.  Using their powers of observation and training in triage, front line professionals can and should refer to Wills Manual.  Wills helps them assess the seriousness and urgency of a patient’s condition, and it informs their sound, reliable, accurate, and well-informed referrals to specialists.

 A few of the key words from  The Wills Eye Manual are listed below…

General Ophthalmic Problems, Corneal Culture Procedure, Refresh Plus, Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma, Malignant Tumors of the Eyelid, Isolated Third Nerve Palsy, Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma, External Disease, Herpes Simplex Virus, Peripheral Corneal Thinning, Idiopathic Orbital Inflammatory Pseudotumor, Differential Diagnosis of Ocular Signs, Dry-Eye Syndrome, Contact Lens-Related Problems, Miscellaneous Optic Neuropathies, Traumatic Retrobulbar Hemorrhage, Response Glaucoma, Herpes Zoster Virus, Age-related Macular Degeneration, Inflammation of the Lacrimal Sac, Postoperative Glaucoma, Differential Diagnosis of Ocular Symptoms, Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion, Chronic Postoperative Uveitis, Staphylococcal Hypersensitivity,