News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 23 No. 72 2010. March 01, 2010

Book review “Diabetic Retinopathy for the comprehensive ophthalmologist. Walker J.”

Reviewed by Nick Astbury.

This 280-page paperback provides a readable and practical guide for ophthalmologists who have to manage and treat patients with diabetic retinopathy.

Unlike other, similar texts, Jonathan Walker adds a humorous bent with a colloquial style. Although some may not like his style, I found it engaging. His ‘tips’ and welldescribed illustrations were particularly helpful.

Walker’s ‘Most Useful Chapter in the Book’ deals with systemic factors such as blood glucose control and hypertension, smoking, and pregnancy.

This book passes on a wealth of experience with a refreshing style and would be ideal for a general ophthalmologist wishing to become proficient at looking after patients with diabetic retinopathy.

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