Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 7, 2002
This is a great resource for residents. A major problem with most atlases is that pictures of subtle findings are not properly annotated, so that the reader may miss the actual focus of the picture.
This atlas fixes the problem rather ingeniously: most pictures have an accompanying drawing that highlights and delineates each important finding and detail seen in the picture. Using these drawings, the reader can learn to identify these subtle but important features.
The use of such drawing makes so much sense that one wonders why more atlases do not employ the method.
I love the atlas for the great pictures, accompanying drawings, and good explanations.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on June 7, 2000
If you are a student of Ocular Pathology and can only buy one book, it should be this one. There is at least one picture of everything here, from glaucem fleken to schlerql staining. Also, all the pictures here are available as a slide set from the same publisher.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I like the spalton atlas a lot. The pictures are of good quality but there are a number of complaints I have. First is the size. It is very tall and unwieldy. Taller than the Yanoff book although not as wide. The text is somewhat unpredictable with significant detail on some topics but quite cursory coverage of others. I do like how the atlas specifically refers and often points out findings in the photographs. The other thing that bothers me is the atlas has no specific pediatrics section. The competition is the Wills atlas, Kanski text and Kanski atlas, Mass eye and ear atlas, Yanoff text. Overall, I would say this book offers an excellent resource for good pictures with some supplementary text. If looking for only pictures,consider "clinical diagnosis in ophthalmology" by kanski. If looking for more of a textbook, consider the other yanoff book or other kanski book. If looking for a pocket atlas, consider the mass eye and ear text. If looking for a thinner more portable atlas, albeit less comprehensive, consider the wills atlas.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 12, 2006
Great book, but I actually like the earlier edition better. I have the latest edition, but was disappointed with the many errors in the book and on the CD that accompanies the book. The Index has numerous errors as topics are not listed on the pages stated in the index. The CD also has numerous errors as the pictures dont coincide with the chapters in the book even though they are supposed to.

And finally the photos are printed on glossy paper making the details of the photos hard to see under reading light. The older edition used non glossy paper which made the pictures much easier to see. If they fix these two problems (indexing error and paper quality) then this book will receive a 5 rating from me.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 12, 2007
The review of anatomy before each chapter and the depth and variety of conditions is excellent! Our systemic disease and their ocular manifestations professor here at UC Berkeley School of Optometry has been teaching from this text because we can learn so much from the pictures.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 22, 2008
As a first year ophthalmology resident, I wanted an atlas to supplement the topics presented in the BCS series. The text in BCS is quite thorough but the pictures may as well have been taken from space they way they show detail. So far, I have been very impressed with the Spalton atlas. They have tons of large, high quality pictures, but as other reviewers have stated, the biggest benefit is the cartoon drawings next to each picture with arrows and labels to point out the important features (Contrast to BCS -- they give you a picture of the entire fundus of a diabetic patient for "IRMA" and let you guess where it is). The only downsides of this book as far as I'm concerned are as mentioned by others: 1) the binding is definitely not sturdy enough for the size of the book, 2) the CD-ROM is not well organized for looking up images (i.e. the descriptions are often not correctly tied to the search engine), and 3) the price (although not much different from a lot of other similar books). Otherwise, I would give it 5/5. Still highly recommend this to any ophthalmology resident looking for a good picture atlas.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 5, 2006
As with many Elsevier books, Spalton's is high quality context - and Spalton's is outstanding - but the book is bound in flimsy paper. Our copy arrived with the spine partially ripped at the joint; just resting this hefty volume on end ripped the front bottom corner of the cover. Looks great, but constructing a hardbound book with flimsy paper is a travesty.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on September 18, 2011
I'm a 2nd Year ophthalmology resident, recently got this book by indication of one of my professors.

lets put it this way: he is a guy who graduated with 4.0GPA all over med school. his words were:

"this is one of the best books, if not the best on clinical opthalmology there is. "

I wish I had gotten this book earlier on my 1st year, but I dont regret at all getting it right now.

Plenty of images and schemes, straightforward text and easy reading gives you a very good insight on physical examination.

this is critical to help you correctly interpret what you are seeing and point you on the correct path towards the syndromic diagnosis (if not the diagnosis).

get this book and the Ocular Pathology book and you are set to understand the underlying events in ocular disease and become a master clinician.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on March 17, 2013
This book and other ophthalmology books that I purchased for my kindle do not have good search function. You always need to go back to the very beginning of the book to change the chapter. There is no search by subject or a keyword.
Atlas of Clinical Ophthalmology has multiple images that are not available for view due to lack of author’s permission and the feeling is that you pay money for an incomplete product. Overall I think that format for professional books for Kindle should be improved.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on October 4, 2014
I have both the hard-copy and kindle edition of this excellent book . I use the pictures off the cd for powerpoint presentations to my junior colleagues . I highly recommend this book to those preparing for postgraduate exams.
Dr. Fareed Rajack MBBS(UWI), FRCS (Glasg)
Consultant Ophthalmologist
San Fernando Trinidad
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
     
 
Customers who viewed this also viewed


 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Your Recently Viewed Items and Featured Recommendations 
 

After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.