As a part of my comparative review series of all textbooks for undergraduate medical subjects, I am adding this article about Textbooks of Ophthalmology which are best content wise, most read by students, recommended by seniors and professors and are available in market. I am including both UG and PG level books but students are advised only to read UG level books for their UG exams.
Comprehensive Ophthalmology by A. K. Khurana (Recommended)
This book needs no introduction to any UG medical students. It is the best book for Ophthalmology for UG level preparation. It gives each topic in detail just enough to understand it and to recollect in exam. So this book is good for both exam oriented preparation and well as for understanding of the subject. It also gives section for Ophthalmological instruments, clinical methods, clinical cases and procedures in the end which is very useful for practical exam preparation. In an all a must read book for all UG medical students.
Parson’s Diseases of the Eye by Radhika Tandon
This is an alternative to Khurana. Explanations of very topics are very good but a very good book for remembering the topics. So students are advised to use this book as an alternative to Khurana, and refer it for understanding of topics which they are unable to do from Khurana.
I am also including following books which may be useful for students who do not like above mentioned books.
Clinical Practice Patterns in Ophthalmology by Prema Padmanabhan, SS Badrinath
Comprehensive Notes in Ophthalmology by Sahu
Quick Review of Ophthalmology by B. Ramgopal
These PG level books are only for reference purpose and should not be used as first choice of reading under any circumstances by UG students.
Recent Advances in Ophthalmology by HV Nema, Nitin Nema
Clinical Ophthalmology: A Synopsis by Kanski
Ophthalmology by Myron Yanoff
Ophthalmology: Clinical and Surgical Principles by Louis E. Probst and Julie Tsai
Clinical Ophthalmology : A Self-Assessment Companion by Jack J Kanski, Agnes Kubicka-Trzaska
Diagnostic Procedures in Ophthalmology by H.V. Nema and Nitin Nema
Clinical Examination in Ophthalmology by P.K. Mukherjee
If students have more recommendation or have points to add to those I have mentioned, please comment below.