Library services & resources for Ophthalmology and Eye Care

Databases    Evidence-based Practice/CPD

Journals    Books   Athens   

This site is maintained and hosted by Discovery Library, Derriford Hospital and gives details of selected content available in
Ophthalmology & Eye Care
for staff/students on placement
across the Plymouth, SWASFT & SCAS health community.
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If you have problems or comments/suggestions about resources please
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New print content added 02/09/2019 (click title to check availability)
Wong, T. (2019) The ophthalmology examinations review. 3rd ed. New Jersey; London: World Scientific.

New ebook content added 16/07/19
Yanoff, M. (2020) Ocular pathology. 8th ed.  London: Elsevier Health Sciences.
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)







Databases (handout)

Search the NHS healthcare databases:

AMED- covers topics for allied health and scientists incl. optometrists and orthoptists
British Nursing Index (BNI)- primarily of use for ophthalmic nurses & support staff
CINAHL- international nursing & allied health
EMBASE- primarily European biomedicine journals incl ophthalmology
EMCARE international nursing and allied health
HMIC- health service management & organisation incl grey literature
MEDLINE- most health topics including ophthalmology and eye care
psychology & psychiatry including health psychology & trauma

Note- you will need an NHS Athens login.

Databases contain bibliographic records i.e. references. Whilst you won’t have fulltext access to all the articles, for some journals there will be a link to online access or details of library print holding. If we don’t hold your required article you can consider making an article request via the library.

See the main library website for details of our information skills training programme and literature searching support services.












Evidence Based Practice and CPD

A range of evidence-based and other resources available to help inform patient care or support your study including:

  • BMJ Best Practice (don’t use Internet Explorer, choose alternative browser)
    Evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion offering step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.
    Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here).
    When prompted, set up a personal account to download free App
  • ClinicalKey – clinical insight search tool which gives access to over 1100 electronic books & 500 journals & other fulltext resources
    Note  You will need an  NHS Athens account to access
  • Cochrane Library– collection of databases (details here) containing different types of high-quality, independent evidence such as Systematic Reviews, RCTs and Health Technology Assessments.
  • Elearning for Health (ELfH) -Health Education England’s suite of high quality content free of charge training (topics incl. Ophthalmology) in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies.
    Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here)
  • NICE Evidence– access to authoritative clinical & non-clinical evidence and best practice through a web-based portal, provided by NICE, incl Eye topics.
  • TRIP Database clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.
  • UpToDate ‘an evidence-based clinical decision support resource authored by physicians to help healthcare practitioners make the best decisions’ in diagnosis and therapeutics. Note  You will need a University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust Athens account (register here).







Full A-Z list of all journals– you will need an NHS Athens account- click here to register.

Selected Ophthalmology and Eye Care journals below

If we don’t hold your required article you can consider making an article request via the library.


Journal Coverage  Notes
Acta ophthalmologica 2008-
American Journal of Ophthalmology 2007-
American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports 2016-
Archives of the Spanish Society for Ophthalmology 2007-
BMC Ophthalmology 2001-
BMJ 1840-
BMJ Case Reports 2008- You can also submit cases for consideration for publication in BMJ Case Reports, without having to individually pay the fellowship fee (Please email to obtain our fellowship number)
Please see the guidelines for writing & publishing an interesting case report , instructions for authors and instructions as to how to submit a BMJ Case Report
British Journal of Ophthalmology 1917-
Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology 2007-
Case Reports in Ophthalmology 2010
Clinical and experimental ophthalmology 2000-
Clinical and experimental optometry 1997-
Clinical Ophthalmology 2007-
Clinical Optometry 2009-
Contact Lens & Anterior Eye 2007-
Cornea 1998- Print on shelf 74 @ Discovery Library, Derriford
Current Medical Literature: Ophthalmology 2011-
Digital Journal of Ophthalmology 2010-
Experimental Eye Research 2010-
Eye 1987- Print on shelf 74 @ Discovery Library, Derriford
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 1953-
International Journal of Ophthalmology 2008-
Journal of AAPOS 2007-
Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 2007-
Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research  2006-
Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection 2011-
Journal of Ophthalmology 2009-
Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus 1964-
Journal of Refractive Surgery 1985-
Journal of Vision 2001-
Lancet 2007-
Ocular Surface 2007-
Ophthalmic and physiological optics 1997-
Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina  1976-
Ophthalmology 2007-
Ophthalmology and Eye Diseases 2009-
Ophthalmology Times 1998-
Optician, The 2003-
Primary Care Optometry News 2008-
Survey of Ophthalmology 2007-






Books (handout)

The majority of Opthalmology/Eye care print books held at Discovery Library will be found at classmark WW. Exam books will be found at WW18

Check our print and electronic book holdings at  -you will need a NHS Athens account to access ebooks.
This is a regional NHS catalogue so select ‘just in these libraries’ or click here to limit your search to books held in Plymouth.

You can also renew your books here.

Selected ophthalmology ebooks from 2008-  listed below. Click title to login with your Athens accountIf asked you should always select to login with OpenAthens

Title Year Edition First author
Adler’s Physiology of the Eye 2011 11th Levin
Atlas of Clinical and Surgical Orbital Anatomy 2011 2nd Dutton
Atlas of Retinal OCT 2018 Goldman
Cataract Surgery 2010 3rd Steinert
Choroidal Disorders 2017 Chaablani
Clinical Ophthalmology – see Kanski’s Clinical Ophthalmology
Clinical Procedures in Primary Eye Care 2014 4th Elliott
Colour Atlas of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery 2018 4th Tyers
Contact lens complications 2019 4th Efron
Cornea 2017 4th Mannis
Cornea Atlas 2014 3rd Krachmer
Diseases and Disorders of the Orbit and Ocular Adnexa 2017 Fay
Drug-Induced Ocular Side Effects 2015 5th Fraunfelder
The Eye : Basic Sciences in Practice 2016 4th Forrester, J. V.
Eye emergencies: the practitioner’s guide. 2015 2nd Field, Dorothy
Fast Facts :Ophthalmology 2015 2nd Simcock
Gass’ Atlas of Macular Diseases 2012 5th  Agarwal
Glaucoma (2 vols) 2015 2nd Shaarawy
Kanski’s Clinical Ophthalmology: A Systematic Approach 2016 8th Bowling
Lecture Notes: Ophthalmology 2017 12th James
Liu, Volpe, and Galetta’s neuro-ophthalmology: diagnosis and management 2019 3rd Liu
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Illustrated Manual of Ophthalmology 2014 4th Kaiser
The Neuro-Ophthalmology Survival Guide 2018 2nd Pane
Ocular Disease: Mechanisms and Management 2010 Levin
Ocular Pathology 2020 8th Yanoff
Ocular Pathology Case Reviews 2015 Azari
Ocular Surface Disease: Cornea, Conjunctiva and Tear Film 2013 Holland
Ophthalmic Assistant 2013 9th Stein
Ophthalmic Surgery: Principles and Practice 2012 4th Spaeth
Ophthalmic Ultrasonography 2012 Singh
Ophthalmology 2019 5th Yanoff
Ophthalmology at a Glance 2014 2nd Olver
Ophthalmology Secrets in Color 2016 4th Gault
Orbital Imaging 2015 Midyett
Radiology of the Orbit and Visual Pathways 2010 Dutton
Refractive surgery 2020 3rd Azar
The retinal atlas 2017 2nd Freund
Ryan’s retina 2018 6th Schachat
Ryan’s Retinal Imaging and Diagnostics 2013 Sadda
Signs in Ophthalmology: Causes and Differential Diagnosis 2010 Kanski
Synopsis of Clinical Ophthalmology 2013 3rd Kanski
Taylor and Hoyt’s Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 2017 5th Lambert
Uveitis 2010 4th Nussenblatt
Video Atlas of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2016 2nd Korn








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