Essentials of Ophthalmology: For Medical School and Beyond is a concise reference text for the medical undergraduates and residents, but the contents will also benefit family physicians who really are the first line of eye-care givers in the community.Highly illustrated with 200 colour clinical pictures and illustrations, the book is written by the multi-disciplinary faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology, National University Health System, Singapore. The authors constantly asked themselves ‘how much is too much’ and deliberately attempted to weed out any ‘excess’ for the benefit of the target readers. The content is written in a point format with lucid language.Emphasis has been focused on information that constitutes essential ophthalmic ‘core conditions and problems’ of the current medical undergraduate curriculum. Every section in the book has ‘learning objectives’ and a ‘take home message’ to facilitate quick learning. The book embraces a practical guide to the study of ocular diseases, basic methods of investigations and treatment where applicable.