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Abnormal Ocular Conditions


The Kindle version can be purchased via Amazon here for £15.

(2nd edition)

D M Pipe BSc(Hons) FCOptom FBDO (Hons) and L J Rapley BSc(Hons) FCOptom Cert Ed

Published by ABDO

128 pages, over 70 figures


ISBN – 0900099372 or 9780900099373

A comprehensive guide to the most commonly encountered abnormal ocular conditions. Each is described in an easy-to-follow format and is accompanied by a clear diagram. The implications for contact lens wear and an indication of the urgency of referral is included. The section on optometric drugs describes the mode of action, usage and current availability of the preparations. This revised edition now contains contact lens induced conditions and dietary supplements to cover the requirements of the core competencies for dispensing opticians.


  • Introduction to the Study of Pathology, Inflammatory Processes
  • Abnormal Ocular Conditions Affecting Face and Orbit, Eyelids, Conjunctiva, Cornea, Sclera, Iris, Lens, Retina
  • Ocular Trauma
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Referral Guidelines
  • Optometric Drugs
  • Glossary

Essential reading for the following ABDO College courses:

  • Contact Lens Certificate
  • 2nd Year of the Fellowship Dispensing Diploma
  • 2nd Year of the Foundation Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing