Eye Care Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

Health Reference Series

Eye Care Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

Web Price: $85.00

An estimated 61 million adults in the U.S. are at high risk for serious vision loss, with more than three million age forty and over affected by low vision or blindness. Yet few know the warning signs of serious eye disorders or that their effects could be lessened or even eliminated with a doctor’s care.

Eye Care Sourcebook, 4th Edition, provides information about common vision and eye-related problems and their diagnosis and treatment.

The book is organized in the broad subject areas detailed below. Please see the Table of Contents for a more complete understanding of the comprehensive coverage offered in Eye Care Sourcebook, 4th Edition.

Part I: Eye and Eye Care Basics explains eye function and discusses methods of diagnosing vision and other eye-related problems.

Part II: Understanding and Treating Refractive, Eye Movement, and Alignment Disorders describes common disorders such as astigmatism, farsightedness, nearsightedness, presbyopia, and strabismus. Information on eyeglasses, contact lenses and refractive surgery is included.

Part III: Understanding and Treating Disorders of the Cornea, Conjunctiva, Sclera, Iris, and Pupil discusses cataracts and other corneal disorders; treatments such as cataract surgery and corneal transplant; and conjunctivitis, pinkeye, dry eye, and other disorders of the conjunctiva.

Part IV: Understanding and Treating Disorders of the Macula, Optic Nerve, Retina, Vitreous, and Uvea provides information about macular degeneration, glaucoma, optic nerve atrophy, retinal detachment, and other macular, retinal, and optic nerve disorders; and disorders of the vitreous and uvea.

Part V: Eye Injuries and Disorders of the Surrounding Structures discusses chemical burns, foreign objects in the eye, blowout fractures, and other eye emergencies and their prevention, as well as the most common disorders of the eyelids and tear ducts.

Part VI: Congenital and Other Disorders That Affect Vision provides information on albinism, color blindness, Down syndrome, and other congenital disorders that affect vision; infectious diseases that affect the eyes; and diseases and injuries with eye-related complications.

Part VII: Living with Low Vision defines “low vision,” “legal blindness,” and “night blindness, provides tips for coping with vision loss, and provides information on laws regarding employment of people with low vision.

Part VIII: Additional Help and Information includes a glossary of terms and a directory of relevant resources.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 6 x 9
  • 550-650 pages per volume
  • Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters
  • Parts focus on broad areas of interest; chapters focus on single topics within a part
  • Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations
  • Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms
  • Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support
  • Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts


"Well written and at a level consumers can understand. ... A solid reference tool for eye care and a valuable addition to a collection."

—American Reference Books Annual, 2013

"Provides basic information about common vision and eye-related problems and how they are diagnosed and treated. ... A 'must have' reference for any consumer health library."

—The Bookwatch, Aug '12