Open Access and Free Book List

Note:  Some titles do not have an ISBN but may have an ASIN. The ASIN is the Amazon Standard Identification Number.  When a book has a 10-digit ISBN, then the ASIN is the same.

Anatomy and Physiology

The Ocular Circulation, Kiel JW (NCBI Bookshelf); 2010.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK53323/

Eye Motility, Mravici I (IntechOpen); 2019. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78731. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1838810696.

https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=fulltext&uiLanguage=en&rid=37944

Cataracts and IOL

Achieving Excellence in Cataract Surgery: A Step-by-Step Approach, Colvard DM. 2009. (Orbis Cybersight) ISBN not found ASIN: B002BJWDX0

https://cybersight.org/portfolio/achieving-excellence-in-cataract-surgery-a-step-by-step-approach/

Benefits and Harms of Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery: A Systematic Review.  Quinones A, gleitsmann K, Freeman M, et al.  Washington, DC: Department of Veterans Affairs; 2013.  NCBI Bookshelf ID:  NBK185089

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK185089/

Cataract Surgery, Zaidi FH (IntechOpen); 2013. DOI: 10.5772/765.  e-book (PDF) ISBN:  978-9535170822

http://www.intechopen.com/books/cataract-surgery

Cataracts in Childhood (booklet), Neely DE, Wilson ME, Plager DA.  (Orbis Cybersight); 2002. https://cybersight.org/portfolio/cataracts-in-childhood/

Childhood Cataract in Africa (manual), Courtwright P, Bowman R, Gilbert C, et al. (Orbis Cybersight); 2007.

https://cybersight.org/portfolio/childhood-cataract-in-africa/

Difficulties in Cataract Surgery, Zilfyan A (IntechOpen); 2018. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68878. e-book (PDF):  ISBN:  978-1838813604

https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=fulltext&uiLanguage=en&rid=37277

Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (booklet), Helveston EM, Cherwek DH (Cyber-Sight); 2014.

(There are several other books by the same name)

https://cybersight.org/portfolio/manual-small-incision-cataract-surgery/

[Also in Chinese and Spanish]

Cornea

Introduction to Eye Banking: A Handbook and Atlas (manual), Rosenwasser GO, Nicholson WJ (Cyber-Sight)

https://cybersight.org/portfolio/introduction-to-eye-banking-a-handbook-and-atlas/

Keratitis, Srinivasan M (Intech); 2012. DOI: 10.5772/1472. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-9535169857.

http://www.intechopen.com/books/keratitis

Keratoplasties:  surgical techniques and complications, Mosca L (Intech); 2012.  DOI: 10.5772/809. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-9535166351.

http://www.intechopen.com/books/keratoplasties-surgical-techniques-and-complications

Differential Diagnosis / Systemic Disease

Novel Diagnostic Methods in Ophtahlmology, Nowinska A (IntechOpen); 2019. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.79334. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1838818531.

https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=fulltext&uiLanguage=en&rid=37978

Ocular Differential Diagnosis, Roy FH (Cyber-Sight); 2007.

https://cybersight.org/portfolio/ocular-differential-diagnosis/

Ocular Syndromes and Systemic Diseases, Roy FH (Cyber-Sight); 2007.

https://cybersight.org/portfolio/ocular-syndromes-and-systemic-diseases/

Examination and Testing

OCT – Applications in Ophthalmology, Lanza M (IntechOpen); 2018. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.74129. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1838817749.

https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=fulltext&uiLanguage=en&rid=37515

Practical Guide to Clinical Application of OCT in Ophthalmology, A, Lanza M (IntechOpen); 2019. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77676. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1839622205.

https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=fulltext&uiLanguage=en&rid=38013

Eye Diseases

Advances in Common Eye Infections, Rumelt S (IntechOpen); 2016. DOI: 10.5772/60585. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-9535141426.

https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=fulltext&uiLanguage=en&rid=36611

Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Uveitis, Rodriguez-Garcia A (IntechOpen); 2019. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73886. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1838807122.

https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=fulltext&uiLanguage=en&rid=37905

Causes and Coping with Visual Impairment and Blindness, Rumelt S (IntechOpen); 2018. DOI: 10.5772/66009. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1838812577.

https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=fulltext&uiLanguage=en&rid=37513

Conjunctivitis: a complex and multifaceted disorder, Pelikan Z (Intech); 2011. DOI: 10.5772/1166. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-9535165835.

http://www.intechopen.com/books/conjunctivitis-a-complex-and-multifaceted-disorder

The Merck Manual: Eye disorders.

http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/eye_disorders.html

Ocular Diseases, Adio A (Intech); 2012. DOI: 10.5772/1678. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-9535170303.

http://www.intechopen.com/books/ocular-diseases

Glaucoma

Assessing and Treating Glaucoma in Children of the Developing World (booklet), Douglas GR, Levin A, Neely DE, Walton DS. (Cyber-Sight); 2014.

https://cybersight.org/portfolio/assessing-and-treating-glaucoma-in-children-of-the-developing-world/

Glaucoma: Basic and Clinical Aspects, Rumelt S (Intech); 2013. DOI: 10.5772/45915. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-9535171300

http://www.intechopen.com/books/glaucoma-basic-and-clinical-aspects

Glaucoma: Basic and Clinical Concepts, Rumelt S (Intech); 2011. DOI: 10.5772/792. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-9535165682.

http://www.intechopen.com/books/glaucoma-basic-and-clinical-concepts

Glaucoma: Current Clinical and Research Aspects, Gunvant P (Intech); 2011. DOI: 10.5772/662. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-9535165583.

http://www.intechopen.com/books/glaucoma-current-clinical-and-research-aspects

Glaucoma: Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Open Angle Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension, National Collaborating Centre for Acute Care (UK).  (NCBI Bookshelf); 2009. ISBN-10: 0-954976061

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK61894/

Glaucoma: Intraocular Pressure and Aqueous Dynamics, Ichhpujani P. Intech), 2016. DOI: 10.5772/62698. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-9535141273.

https://www.intechopen.com/books/glaucoma-intraocular-pressure-and-aqueous-dynamics

The Mystery of Glaucoma, Kubena T (Intech); 2011. DOI: 10.5772/1028 eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-9535164708.

http://www.intechopen.com/books/the-mystery-of-glaucoma

Primary Care Screening for Ocular Hypertension and Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma, Fleming C, Whitlock E. Beil T, et al. (NCBI Bookshelf); 2005.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK42905/

Screening for Glaucoma: Comparative Effectiveness, Ervin AM, Boland MV, Myrowitz EH, et al.  (NCBI Bookshelf); 2012.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK95371/

Surveillance for Ocular Hypertension: An Evidence Synthesis and Economic Evaluation, Burr JM, Botell-Pinzon P, Takwoingi Y, et al.  (NCBI Bookshelf); 2012.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK100061/

Treatment for Glaucoma: Comparative Effectiveness, Boland MV, Ervin AM, Friedman D, et al.  (NCBI Bookshelf); 2012.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK95391/

Historical Resources

American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology.  Wood CA. Chicago, IL: Cleveland Press; 1921.

https://openlibrary.org/books/OL23272448M/The_American_encyclopedia_and_dictionary_of_ophthalmology

Soaking Up the Rays: Light Therapy and Visual Culture in Britain, c. 1890–1940., Woloshyn TA editor. Manchester (UK): Manchester University Press; 2017. (NCBI Bookshelf)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK476356/?term=vision

System of Ophthalmology.  Duke Elder S, Sir.  St. Louis, MO: Mosby; 1958.  https://openlibrary.org/books/OL14044452M/System_of_ophthalmology

Low Vision

Screening for Visual Impairment in Children Ages 1-5 Years, Chou R, Dana T, Bougatsos C.  (NCBI Bookshelf); 2011. NCBI Bookshelf ID: NBK52708.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK52708/

Screening for Visual Impairment in Older Adults, Chou R, Dana T, Bougatsos C. (NCBI Bookshelf); 2009. NCBI Bookshelf ID:  NBK35K192

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK35192/

Visual impairments: determining eligibility for social security benefits (2002), Lennie P, Van Hemel SB (National Academies Press) ISBN-13: 978-0309083485 ISBN-10: 0309083486

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=10320

(Note:  this URL takes you to the NAP page where at first it looks like you have to buy the book.  But there is a link to the “free e-book” as long as you set up an NAP account, which you are asked to do when you try to connect to the e-book.

Neuro-ophthalmology

Neuro-Ophthalmology: Clinical Signs and Symptoms, 4th ed. (1998) Walsh TJ (Cyber-Sight)

Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 978-0683087185

https://cybersight.org/portfolio/neuro-ophthalmology-clinical-signs-and-symptoms/

Walsh and Hoyt’s Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology, 6th edition (2005).  Miller, NR; Newman NJ; Biousse, V; Kerrison, JB. (2005). (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins). ISBN: 978-0781748148  https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=190031

Nursing and Allied Health

Volume 1.  Ophthalmic Nursing:  Getting Started (booklet), Machin H, Cordero I, O’Sullivan F, Helveston E. (Cyber-Sight) (2012) Orbis.

https://cybersight.org/portfolio/volume-i-ophthalmic-nursing/

[Also in Chinese and Spanish]

Ophthalmology

Advances in ophthalmology, Rumelt S. 2012. (IntechOpen) ISBN: 978-9535168836

http://www.intechopen.com/books/advances-in-ophthalmology

Frontiers in Ophthalmology and Ocular Imaging, Ziaei A. 2019. (IntechOpen) ISBN: 978-1838808068

https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=fulltext&uiLanguage=en&rid=37923

Ophthalmology: Current Clinical and Research Updates, Davey P. 2014. (IntechOpen) ISBN: 978-9535172222

https://www.intechopen.com/books/subject/ophthalmology

OphthoBook, Root T. TimRoot.com (2009) ISBN:978-1448638826

https://timroot.com/ophthobook/

Optics and Physics

Physics of the eye In College Physics – Introduction to Science and the Realm of Physics, Physical Quantities, and Units (OpenStax College); 2020.

http://cnx.org/content/m42482/latest/

Patient / Consumer Education

Parent’s Guide to Their Premature Baby’s Eyes (brochure), Association for Retinopathy of Prematurity and Related Diseases (Cyber-Sight).

https://cybersight.org/portfolio/parents-guide-to-their-premature-babys-eyes/

Pediatrics and Strabismus

Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility: Theory and Management of Strabismus, von Noorden GK, Campos EC.  (Cyber-Sight); 2002.

https://cybersight.org/portfolio/textbook-von-noorden-campos-2002/

Clinical Approach to Ocular Motility: Characteristics and Orthoptic Mangement of Strabismus, 2nd edition.  Iacobucci IL; 2015.

https://open.umich.edu/find/open-educational-resources/medical/clinical-approach-ocular-motility-characteristics-orthoptic-management-strabismus-second-edition#texts

Strabismus: A Decision Making Approach, von Noorden GK, Helveston EM (Cyber-Sight); 2010.

https://cybersight.org/portfolio/strabismus-a-decision-making-approach/

[Also in Chinese]

Surgical Management of Strabismus: A Practical and Updated Approach, Helveston EM (Cyber-Sight); 2005.

https://cybersight.org/portfolio/surgical-management-of-strabismus-a-practical-and-updated-approach/

Perception

The Joy of Visual Perception: A Web Book, Kaiser PK, (Independent) copyright 1996-2005.

http://www.yorku.ca/eye/thejoy.htm

Refractive Errors

Astigmatism: optics, physiology and management, Goggin M (Intech) 2012.

DOI: 10.5772/759. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-9535168744

http://www.intechopen.com/books/astigmatism-optics-physiology-and-management

Retina

Age related macular degeneration: etiology, diagnosis and management – a glance at the future, Guidice GL (Intech); 2013. DOI: 10.5772/56745. eBook (PDF) eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-9535171621.

http://www.intechopen.com/books/age-related-macular-degeneration-etiology-diagnosis-and-management-a-glance-at-the-future

Age related macular degeneration: the recent advances in basic research and clinical care, Ying GS (Intech); 2012. DOI: 10.5772/1051. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-9535167327.

http://www.intechopen.com/books/age-related-macular-degeneration-the-recent-advances-in-basic-research-and-clinical-care

Diabetic retinopathy, Ola MS (Intech); 2012. DOI: 10.5772/1174. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-9535168171.

http://www.intechopen.com/books/diabetic-retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy for the comprehensive ophthalmologist, Walker J (Deluma); 2009. ISBN: 978-0982147207

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/afc0/b6201c79546eb82ca0c2bd6689f9867cc3c3.pdf

Electroretinograms, Belusic G (Intech); 2011. DOI: 10.5772/884. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-9535164456.

http://www.intechopen.com/books/electroretinograms

Early Events in Diabetic Retinopathy and Intervention Strategies, Tsin ATC (IntechOpen); 2018. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69906. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1838814366.

https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=fulltext&uiLanguage=en&rid=37166

Nutritional Supplements for Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A Systematic Review. Kansagara D, Gleitsmann K, Gillingham M, et al.    Washington, DC: Department of Veterans Affairs; 2012. (NCBI Bookshelf)  PMID: 22379659

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK84269/

Organization of the Retina and Visual System, Kolb H, Nelson R, Fernandez, Jones B (Webvision) Possible ISBN: 978-1932811087

http://webvision.med.utah.edu/book/

Retinoblastoma: An Update on Clinical, Genetic Counseling, Epidemiology and Molecular Tumor Biology, Kumaramanickavel G (Intech); 2012. DOI: 10.5772/1301. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-9535169451.

http://www.intechopen.com/books/retinoblastoma-an-update-on-clinical-genetic-counseling-epidemiology-and-molecular-tumor-biology

Retinoscopy Book: An Introductory Manual for Eye Care Professionals, Corboy JM, Norath D, Stone R, Reffner R (Cyber-Sight); 2003.

https://cybersight.org/portfolio/the-retinoscopy-book-an-introductory-manual-for-eye-care-professionals/

Retinoscopy Handbook for Clinicians, Wassnig S. (Cyber-Sight).

https://cybersight.org/portfolio/manual-retinoscopy-handbook-for-clinicians/

Systematic Review of Intravitreal Bevacizumab for the Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema.  Fortin P, Mintzes B, Innes M.  Ottawa, ON: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2012.  (NCBI Bookshelf) PMID: 24279000

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK169472

Vitrectomy, Song Z (Intech); 2012. DOI: 10.5772/1513. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-9535169796.

http://www.intechopen.com/books/vitrectomy

Surgery

Advances in Eye surgery, Pacheco PA, 2016. DOI: 10.5772/59216. eBook (PDF) ISBN:: 978-9535172741.

https://www.intechopen.com/books/advances-in-eye-surgery

Blepharoplasty: Special focus on Asian blepharoplasty.  In: Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kalaskar DM, 2016. DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt1g69xq0. eISBN: 978-1910634370.

https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1g69xq0

Ophthalmic Operating Theatre Practice: A Manual for Lower-resource Settings, 2nd edition, Machin H. (Cyber-Sight); 2016.

https://cybersight.org/portfolio/ophthalmic-operating-theatre-practice-a-manual-for-lower-resource-settings/

Surgical Ophthalmic Oncology, Chaugule SS (IntechOpen); 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-18757-6. eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-3030187576.

https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=fulltext&uiLanguage=en&rid=38214

Trauma

None.

Archives and Libraries

National Library of Medicine’s Medical Heritage Library

Hundreds of books about vision-related topics, to browse by subject:

http://archive.org/browse.php?field=subject&mediatype=texts&collection=medicalheritagelibrary

Open Library

Search classical ebooks by subject or keyword:  https://openlibrary.org/

Credits

Anatomy and Physiology, Cornea, Differential Diagnosis/Systemic Disease, Examination and Testing

Diana Jacobson, MLIS
Serials Librarian
M. B. Ketchum Memorial Library
USA

Cataracts and IOL, Low Vision

Elaine Wells, MA, MLS, AHIP(D)
Distinguished Librarian
Library Director
SUNY Optometry
USA

Eye Diseases, Historical Resources

Darlene G. Ward
Assistant Library Director
Illinois College of Optometry
USA

Glaucoma

Debbie Jan
Librarian
University of California Berkeley
USA

Neuro-ophthalmology, Nursing and Allied Health, Ophthalmology, Optics and Physics, Patient/Consumer Education

Eric Royi
Librarian
Hadassah Academic College – Library
Israel

Pediatrics and Strabismus, Perception, Retina, Refractive Errors, Surgery, Trauma

Brooke Caldwell
Electronic Resources Librarian
Southern College of Optometry
USA