This list only includes books available in print in the last 10 years.

These are recommended ophthalmology books to read for those training to be an ophthalmologist

General Ophthalmology

Adler FH. Physiology of the Eye.

AAO Basic and Clinical Science Course

Albert Jacobiec F. Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology

Kanski’s Clinical Ophthalmology: A Systematic Approach,  9th Edition

Cataract surgery

Curbside Consultation in Cataract Surgery: 49 Clinical Questions

Phacodynamics: Mastering the Tools and Techniques of Phacoemulsification Surgery

Cornea and External Diseases

Krachmer JH. Cornea


Shields MB. Textbook of Glaucoma.

Alward WL. Color Atlas of Gonioscopy

Anderson D. Automated Static Perimetry.


Walsh & Hoyt’s clinical neuro-ophthalmology


A Manual of Systematic Eyelid Surgery

Optics and Refraction

Duke-Elder’s Practice of Refraction

Paediatric Ophthalmology

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus



Uveitis: Fundamentals and Clinical Practice

Diagnosis and Treatment of Uveitis