Ophthalmology is rapidly becoming a global profession. The increasing number of international conferences and symposia, the expansion of internet teaching and the numerous new ophthalmic journals mean that ophthalmologists need no longer be isolated. . In practice this means that in Europe a working knowledge of English is helpful, as it has now become the common language for the majority of presentations at international meetings and most ophthalmic literature.
Ophthalmologists, medical doctors and allied health professionals, as well as students and medical language specialists in Russian-speaking countries will find this portable Dictionary a quick and reliable resource of reference. The authors feel that it will be useful in writing papers and theses and for widening scientific contacts, and it will be a helpful addition to the libraries of ophthalmic departments and medical universities.