University of Edinburgh

Everything you wanted to ask an Ophthalmologist but were afraid to ask


Backman, Orjan & Inde, Krister
Low vision training
Liberhermods Malmo, 1979
ISBN 9123921323
Exercises to improve visually impaired people's use of low vision aids and techniques.

Bowman, Richard; Bowman, Ruth; Dutton, Gordon
Disorders of vision in children: a guide for teachers and carers
RNIB, 2001
ISBN 1858782139
Explains how disorders of visual function can impair visual performance under different circumstances and allows readers to determine how best to devise educational strategies.

Cassin, Barbara
Dictionary of eye terminology (2nd edition)
Triad Publishing, 1990
ISBN 0937404330
Dictionary of terms and conditions used in ophthalmology

Coakes, Roger & Sellors, Patrick Holmes
Outline of ophthalmology (2nd edition)
Butterworth, 1995
ISBN 0750617691
Illustrated guide to eye conditions arranged by symptoms and causes, final chapters discuss assessment and treatment.

Corn, Anne L & Erin, Jane N (eds)
Foundations of low vision: clinical and functional perspectives (2nd ed)
AFB, 2010
ISBN 9780891288831
This textbook considers the functional and the clinical implications of low vision, their impact on the individual, and the ways in which these implications need to be addressed by education & rehabilitation professionals.

Dutton, Gordon N & Bax, Martin (eds)
Visual impairment in children due to damage to the brain
MacKeith Press, 2010
ISBN 9781898683865
Authors from many of the major research teams in the field of cerebral visual impairment have been brought together to present a comprehensive view of this important subject.

Freeman, Paul B & Jose, Randall T
Art and practice of low vision (2nd ed)
Butterworth-Heinemann, 1997
ISBN 9780750696852
Aimed at GPs and other medical staff who have no background in eye care to provide a quality service to patients with low vision. Gives an introduction to the assessments and procedures used in low vision clinics.

Galloway, Nicholas R & Amoaku, Winfried M K
Common eye diseases and their management (2nd ed)
Springer-Verlag, 1999
ISBN 1852330503
A guide aimed at medical students, general practitioners and other clinical staff. Covers anatomy, examination, different types of conditions and concludes with a section on blindness.

Gregory, Richard L
Eye and brain: the psychology of seeing (5th ed)
Oxford University, 1998
ISBN 9780198524120
An introduction to visual perception including: illusion, what babies see and how they learn to see, motion sensing, brain imaging techniques and vision & consciousness.

Harris, Christopher
Early-onset nystagmus: a parent's guide
Nystagmus Network, 1998
ISBN 1898081255
Introductory guide to the condition aimed at parents, but may also be of value to professionals.

Hughes, Wendy
Stickler: the elusive syndrome
Celtic Connection, 1995
ISBN 0952662507
Explains, from the lay-person's point of view, what the condition is, its genetic implications and how it can affect individual people.

Johnson, Gordon J; Minassian, Darwin C; Weale, Robert
Epidemiology of eye disease
Chapman & Hall Medical, 1998
ISBN 0412845008
Looks at the causes and risk factors involved in eye disease and prevalence of different conditions based on geographical factors.

Khaw, A R & Elkington, P T
ABC of eyes (2nd edition)
BMJ Publishing Group, 1994
ISBN 0727907662
Brief clinical guide to eye problems including diagnostic examination, describes specific conditions and treatments. Illustrated throughout.

Miller, Olga & Wall, Karl
How to understand and support children with visual needs
LDA, 2011
ISBN 9781855034983
Supporting children with visual needs calls for understanding of the processes of vision, the range of visual needs and what these mean for children's learning and practical ways they can be addressed.

Millodot, Michel & Laby, Daniel M
Dictionary of ophthalmology
Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002
ISBN 0750647973
Illustrated guide to eye conditions and specialist terminology.

Murray, Philip I & Fielder, Alistair R
Pocket book of ophthalmology
Butterworth-Heinemann, 1997
ISBN 0750623713
Quick guide to eye conditions and their diagnosis aimed at undergraduates and general practitioners, accompanied by a pinhole occluder.

O'Neill, Damian
Perkins and Hansell's atlas of diseases of the eye
Churchill Livingstone, 1994
ISBN 0443048223
Illustrated, introductory guide to eye conditions.

Olver, Jane & Cassidy, Lorraine
Ophthalmology at a glance
Blackwell Science, 2005
ISBN 9780632064731
Aimed at medical students, this guide will also be of use to GPs and non-ophthalmic consultants as well as professionals who care for people who have eye problems.

Rowe, Fiona
Visual fields via the visual pathway
Blackwell, 2006
ISBN 9781405115254
An exploration of the relationship between the visual pathway and visual field impairments.

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
Getting started: a guide to understanding your child's eye condition
RNIB, 1995
ISBN 1858780454
Valuable introduction to key services, offering parents a wealth of info about support from LEA & Health Authorities, social services, voluntary organisations & other parents. Series: Early Years

White, Glen
Glossary of terms related to vision and vision impairment in children
RVIB 2002
20 page document prepared by the Early Childhood Services staff at the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind.

Woodhouse, Maggie; Ryan, Barbara; Davies, Nathan; McAvinchey, Aideen
Clear vision: eye care for children and young people in special schools in Wales
Cardiff University, 2012
Looks at the current eye care services for children with other disabilities attending special schools in Wales.§ion=


Antonopoulou, Panagiota & Blaikie, Andrew
Electronic eyes
Insight Mar/Apr 2013, No 44, p38-39
Looks at the new developments in the area of retinal replacements which may be of particular interest to those with retinitis pigmentosa.

Blaikie, Andrew
Breaking bad news
Insight Jul/Aug 2008, No 16, p14-17
Describes new training which is given to ophthalmologists to help them to deliver bad news at diagnosis in the best way. (Followed by descriptions of parents' experiences of hearing a diagnosis.)

Blaikie, Andrew
Focus on ... advances in the treatment of inherited retinal diseases (part 2)
Insight Jan/Feb 2009, No 19, p34-35
Discusses the advances in stem cell therapy which may help conditions where the photoreceptors in the retina are damaged.

Blaikie, Andrew & Blum, Robert
Focus on ... advances in the treatment of inherited retinal diseases (part 1)
Insight Nov/Dec 2008, No 18, p41-42
Discusses the advances in gene therapy which may help conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt's disease etc in the future.

Blaikie, Andrew & Cloke, Adam
Childhood glaucoma
Insight May/Jun 2009, No 21, p43
A brief guide to childhood glaucoma.

Blaikie, Andrew & Cloke, Adam
Focus on ... Stargardt disease
Insight Jul/Aug 2009, No 22, p39
Description of the condition and how it affects children.

Blaikie, Andrew & Goudie, Colin
Prematurity and vision
Insight Nov/Dec 2013, No 48, p38-40
Looks at the vision problems that can arise in babies who are born early.

Blaikie, Andrew & Khan, Ash
Focus on ... Peter's anomaly
Insight Nov/Dec 2009, No 24, p44
Describes a rare disease which begins with a clouding of the cornea.

Blaikie, Andrew & Theodoropoulou, Sofia
Insight Nov/Dec 2012, No 42, p38-40
Describes the problems related to Aniridia which means children are born without all or part of their iris. The condition can also affect other parts of the eye.

Blaikie, Andrew; Khan, Ashraf; West, Laura
Focus on ... premature birth and eyesight
Insight Jan/Feb 2010, No 25, p43
Looks at some of the causes and symptoms of vision problems in premature babies.

Dutton, Gordon
Children with visual processing disorders. Part 1: A different view: Field loss and seeing movement
Insight Mar/Apr 2006, No 2, p12-16
An ophthalmologist's approach to dealing with children who have a visual field loss due to brain damage including practical advice to enable children to make the best use of their sight.

Dutton, Gordon
Children with visual processing disorders. Part 2: difficulty seeing information in complex scenes
Insight May/June 2006, No 3, p21-24
An ophthalmologist's approach to helping children who find it difficult to pick out information from complex scenes due to cerebral visual impairment.

Dutton, Gordon
Children with visual processing disorders. Part 3: difficulties with attention and communication
Insight July/Aug 2006, No 4, p20-24
An ophthalmologist's approach to helping children who find it difficult to communicate and pay attention due to cerebral visual impairment.

Dutton, Gordon
Visual problems in children with brain damage
Eye Contact Summer 1997, No 18, p13-14
Discusses the variety of visual problems that can occur in children with damage to the brain.

Lunt, David & Blaikie, Andrew
Advances in gene therapy
Insight Jan/Feb 2012, No 37, p38
A quick update on progress in treating a number of conditions with gene therapy including Leber's Congenital Amaurosis, Stargardt's disease and Retinitis Pigmentosa.

Lunt, David & Blaikie, Andrew
Children's eye conditions and use of technology
Insight March/April 2012, No 38, p41-42
Looks at how different eye conditions can affect how children are able to use technology.

Mathison, Joan
What I do is ... (Ophthalmic nurse practitioner)
NB April 2010, No 52, p28-29
Joan is an ophthalmic nurse practitioner at the Edinburgh eye pavilion running a low vision aid clinic.

Morse, Mary
Teaching children with cortical visual impairment
Eye Contact Summer 2001, No 30, p10-12
Discusses the characteristics of CVI and teaching strategies to help support pupils with this condition.