News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 16 No. 46 2003. June 01, 2003

Book review. The Epidemology of Eye Disease Second Edition

Edited by Gordon J Johnson, Darwin C Minassian, Robert A Weale, Shiela K West

In his Forword to this Second Edition of The Epidemiology of Eye Disease, Alfred Sommer refers to this ‘instant classic’ which now has a new and updated Edition.

There was great need for this authoritative book when first published in 1999, reflecting the lack of published reference texts in the field of epidemiology and eye disease and the prevention of the world’s common blinding diseases. Gordon Johnson, then Director of the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH), London, Darwin Minassian (ICEH) and Robert Weale (King’s College and University College Hospital, London) are now joined, for the Second Edition, by Shiela West (Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA).

It is imperative that all eye care professionals, epidemiologists, planners and administrators are fully aware of the magnitude and distribution of eye diseases – and the programmes which have been designed, and are being implemented, to combat blindness and visual impairment affecting individuals and communities worldwide. The Epidemiology of Eye Disease is a classical reference text, edited by authorities in the field, complemented by authors who are at the forefront in their experience and expertise.

Ordering Information: Copies available at the special developing country rate of £37/$67 + £3/$5 (surface) or £5/$9 (airmail) post and packing. Payment by credit card or banker’s order, drawn on UK or US bank account only please. Please make payment to: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and send to Sue Stevens, IRC/ICEH, LSHTM, Keppel St., London WC1E 7HT. Tel. 00 44 20 7612 7973. E-mail: SUE.STEVENS@LSHTM.AC.UK

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