Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol (2017) 255:1867–1868 DOI 10.1007/s00417-016-3549-x BOOK REVIEW Kanski’s Clinical Ophthalmology, a systematic approach. Eighth edition Brad Bowling (2016) 917pp., 2,600 illustrations ISBN: 9780702055720 Elsevier Barry R. Masters Received: 27 October 2016 /Accepted: 3 November 2016 /Published online: 3 December 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Clinical Ophthalmology is founded on the clinician’sobser- Acquired clinical knowledge was transmitted by both vation of the patient’s eye. Such eye-to-eye observation was journals and handbooks. As many of the mechanisms of ocu- limited to gross observations of the lids, the cornea, and the lar pathophysiology were elucidated, tested, and clinically lens. The optics of the eye prevents observation of the retina validated, the publishing of handbooks helped to disseminate the new clinical knowledge as well as to instruct the clinician by the clinician’s naked eye. New developments in ophthal- mic instrumentation that augmented the naked eye observa- on the proper use of the newly developed instruments for tion of the clinician resulted in seminal advances in ophthal- clinical diagnosis. The following two seminal examples mic diagnostics. Helmholtz’s invention of the ophthalmo- helped to educate a generation of clinicians. Generations of scope, his Augenspiegel, made the living retina visually ac- ophthalmologists
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