This is a self-assessment book for candidates for postgraduate examinations in ophthalmology, principally the FRCOphth Part I. It covers all of the sciences fundamental to ophthalmology: anatomy (60 questions), physiology (93 questions), pharmacology (36), pathology (33) and microbiology (42). Questions are grouped according to specialty area, followed by true/false answers that are all supported with concise explanations. The book can therefore be used for learning as well as practice.
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