Third year MBBS consists of one year which includes the Subjects– Ophthalmology, ENT and Community medicine. Ophthalmology refers to Eye, ENT is based on Ear Nose and Throat while Community Medicine is somewhat branch of Medicine but with detailed Epidemiology. Following are the best MBBS Books for Third Year and the syllabus for each subject. Don’t forget to check our Downloads Section to get the books in PDF Format.

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Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology in Third Year MBBS deals with primary eye care and study of related diseases.

Syllabus

The Syllabus for Ophthalmology for Third Year MBBS has been listed below:

1. COMMON DISEASE OF EYE

A) Conjunctiva

  • Symptomatic conditions: – Hyperemia, Sub conjunctival Haemorrhage
  • Diseases: – Classification of Conjunctivitis
  • > Mucopurulant Conjunctivitis
  • > Membranous Conjunctivitis Spring Catarrh
  • > Degenerations :- Pinguecula and Pterigium

B) Cornea

  • Corneal Ulcers: Bacterial, Fungal, Viral, Hypopyon
  • Interstitial Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Pannus
  • Corneal Opacities
  • Keratoplasty

C) Sclera

  • Episcleritis
  • Scleritis
  • Staphyloma

D) Uvea

  • Classification of Uveitis
  • Gen. Etiology, Investigation and Principles Management of Uveitis
  • Acute & Chronic Iridocyclitis
  • Panophthalmitis
  • End Ophthalmitis
  • Choriditis

E) Lens

  • Cataract – Classification & surgical management of cataract
  • Including Preoperative Investigation
  • Aphakia
  • IOL Implant

F) Glaucoma

  • Aqueous Humor Dynamics
  • Tonometry
  • Factors controlling Normal I.O.P
  • Provocative Tests
  • Classifications of Glaucoma
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Angle closure Glaucoma
  • Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Secondary Glaucoma
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G) Vitreous

  • Vitreous. Opacities
  • Vitreous. Haemorrhage

H) Intraocular Tumours

  • Retinoblastoma
  • Malignant Melanoma

I) Retina

  • Retinopathies : Diabetic, Hypertensive Toxaemia of Pregnancy
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa, Retinoblastoma

J) Optic nerve

  • Optic Neuritis
  • Papilloedema
  • Optic Atrophy

K) Optics

  • Principles : V.A. testing Retinoscopy, Ophthalmoscopy
  • Refraction Errors
  • Refractive Keratoplasty
  • Contact lens, Spectacles

L) Orbit

  • Proptosis – Aetiology, Clinical Evaluation, Investigations & Principles of Management
  • Endocrinal Exophthalmos
  • Orbital Haemorrhage

M) Lids

  • Inflammations of Glands
  • Blepharitis
  • Trichiasis, Entropion
  • Ectropion
  • Symblepharon
  • Ptosis

N) Lacrimal System

  • Wet Eye
  • Dry Eye
  • Naso Lacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Dacryocystitis

O) Ocular Mobility

  • Extrinsic Muscles
  • Movements of Eye Ball
  • Squint : Gen. Aetiology, Diagnosis and principles of Management
  • Paralytic and Non Paralytic Squint
  • Heterophoria
  • Diplopia

P) Miscellaneous

  • Color Blindness
  • Lasers in Ophthalmology – Principles

Q) Ocular Trauma

  • Blunt Trauma
  • Perforating Trauma
  • Chemical Burns
  • Sympathetic Ophthalmitis

2) Principles of Management of Major Opthalmic Emergencies

  • Acute Congestive Glaucoma
  • C. Ulcer
  • Intraocular Trauma
  • Chemical Burns
  • Sudden Loss of vision
  • Acute Iridocyclitis
  • Secondary Glaucomas

3) Main Systemic Diseases Affecting the Eye

  • Tuberculosis
  • Syphilis
  • Leprosy
  • Aids
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension

4) Drugs

  • Antibiotics
  • Steroids
  • Glaucoma Drugs
  • Mydriatics
  • Visco elastics
  • Fluoresceue

5) Community Ophthalmology

  • Blindness : Definition Causes & Magnitude
  • N.P.C.B. – Integration of N.P.C.B. with other health
  • Preventable Blindness
  • Eye care
  • Role of PHC’s in Eye Camps
  • Eye Banking

6) Nutritional

  • Vitamin A Deficiency

Best Books

Following MBBS Books are recommended for Ophthalmology in Third year MBBS:

  1. BASAK – OPHTHALMOLOGY ORAL & PRACTICAL
  2. BASAK – ESSENTIALS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  3. CHATTERJEE -HANDBOOK OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  4. D.K. (SAMANT) – OPHTHALMOLOGY: THEORY PRECTICAL WITH MCQ’S
  5. KHURANA – OPHTHALMOLOGY
  6. NEMA – TEXTBOOK OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  7. PARSON’S – DISEASES OF THE EYE
  8. SEETHARAMAN – PRACTICAL OPHTHALMOLOGY
  9. SHEKHAR – MCQ’S IN OPHTHALMOLOGY
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ENT (Ear Nose Throat)

ENT in Third Year MBBS deals with common disorders, emergencies in ENT, and basic principles of impaired hearing and rehabilitation.

Syllabus

The Syllabus for ENT for Third Year MBBS has been listed below:

Throat

  • Anatomy/physiology
  • Diseases of buccal cavity
  • Diseases of pharynx
  • Tonsils and adenoids
  • Pharyngeal tumours and related topics (trismus, Plummer .Vinson Syndrome etc.)
  • Anatomy /physiology/examination
  • Methods/symptomatology of larynx
  • Stridor /tracheostomy
  • Laryngitis /laryngeal trauma/ Laryngeal paralysis/ foreign body larynx/Bronchus, etc.
  • Laryngeal tumours

Nose and Paranasal sinuses

  • Anatomy /physiology/ exam.
  • Methods /symptomatology
  • Diseases of ext. nose/cong.
  • Conditions
  • • Trauma to nose/p.n.s/Foreign Body. / Rhinolith
  • • Epistaxis
  • • Diseases of nasal septum
  • • Rhinitis
  • • Nasal polyps/nasal allergy
  • • Sinusitis and its complications
  • • Tumours of nose and Para nasal sinuses

Ear

Study of Ear, including the basic anatomy, physiology and diseases related to ear.

Syllabus
  • Anatomy / Physiology
  • Methods / methods of examination
  • Congenital diseases / ext.ear /middle ear
  • Acute/chronic supp. otitis media – Aetiology, clinical features and its management/complications
  • Serous/adhesive otitis media
  • Mastoid/middle ear surgery
  • Otosclerosis/tumours of ear
  • Facial paralysis/Meniere’s disease
  • Tinnitus /ototoxicity
  • Deafness/hearing aids/rehabilitation
  • Audiometry

Best Books

Following MBBS Books are recommended for ENT in Third Year MBBS:

  1. BHARGAVA – A SHORT TEXTBOOK OF E.N.T. DISEASE
  2. DHINGRA- DISEASE OF EAR, NOSE AND THROAT
  3. HATHIRAM- E.N.T. SIMPLIFIED
  4. LOGAN TURNER’S – DISEASE OF THROAT, NOSE AND EAR
  5. PRABHAT- PRACTICAL ENT

Community Medicine

Community Medicine in Third Year MBBS deals with Teachings of the community and general understanding.

Syllabus

The Syllabus for Community Medicine for Third Year MBBS has been listed below:

  • Basic concept of Health and disease
  • Sociology and health
  • Epidemiology
  • Communicable disease epidemiology
  • Non-communicable disease epidemiology
  • National Health Programmes of India
  • Environment and impact on health
  • Entomology
  • Occupational Medicine / occupational health
  • Genetics and health
  • Nutrition and health
  • Health care management India and International
  • Primary Health care
  • International Health and travelers health
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Best Books

Following MBBS Books are recommended for Community Medicine in Third year MBBS:

  1. Text book of Community Medicine, Kulkarni A.P. and Baride J.P
  2. Park’s Textbook of Preventive and Social Medicine, Park
  3. Principles of Preventive and Social Medicine, K. Mahajan
  4. Textbook of Community Medicine, B. Shridhar Rao
  5. Essentials of Community Medicine, Suresh Chandra
  6. Textbook of Biostatistics, B. K. Mahajan
  7. Review in Community Medicine, V.R. Sheshu Babu
  8. Sociology and Health Niraj Pandit
  9. National Health Programme, J Kishor

Further Reading

  1. Epidemiology and Management for health care for all P.V. Sathe and A.P. Sathe
  2. Essentials of Preventive Medicine O.P. Ghai and Piyush Gupta

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