Light and Specular Microscopy of the Cornea

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Jun 102018
 

The atlas of the Light and Specular Microscopy of the Cornea, particularly of the corneal endothelium presents photographs of healthy and pathological corneas, as well as corneas prepared for grafting. Photographs are taken from donor or patient’s corneas. The first part section of the atlas shows healthy corneas and its particular layers: the epithelium (superficial and basal cells, subepithelial nerve plexus), stroma and keratocytes, and the endothelium. Blood vessels or palisades of Vogt in limbus are shown as well. The second part section that shows corneas processed for grafting is focused focuses on the endothelial layer. Main causes of exclusion of corneas from grafting, such as the presence of dead cells, polymeghatism, pleomorphism, cornea guttata or stromal scars have been shown. The third part section of the atlas shows corneas before and after storage in tissue cultures or hypothermic conditions with the aim to assess its suitability of for tissue for grafting. The last final section contains photographs of pathological corneal explants
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The Eye in Clinical Practice

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Jun 042018
 

The new edition of this highly successful book provides a concise and practical guide to eye disease for the non-specialist, avoiding jargon and giving clear guidance on the practical management of common eye complaints.
Containing fully updated chapters, it provides the GP and optometrist with everything they need to know to enable them to deal with eye problems in primary care. The early sections describe the scope and limitations of eye care in general practice, including training, equipment and tests for ophthalmic disorders. The bulk of the text is confined to common symptoms of eye disease with particular emphasis on differential diagnosis. Later chapters describe systemic disorders with eye problems, eye trauma, surgery of the eye and the screening of asymptomatic patients. Appendices cover a formulary of ophthalmic practice, a list of suppliers, patient information, and a glossary of terms.

A conversational style is used and patients’ frequently asked questions are included. Advice is given on the use of basic equipment, on when to treat simple problems, and when to refer more complex ones. This book is well illustrated with full color photographs

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Ophthalmic Care, Second Edition

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Jun 042018
 

‘The text is clear and easy to read with numerous interspersed tables and diagrams … a useful reference’

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

‘An accessible and comprehensive book that fully integrates the contribution of knowledge from all ophthalmic disciplines and offers essential reading for practice’

Community Eye Health

Written by an international team of ophthalmic practitioners, this authoritative book is a vital resource not only for ophthalmic professionals, but for any healthcare professional who cares for patients with eye problems. In the ten years since the first edition was published, practice has moved on, as has the evidence for practice. This second edition draws on the passion and goodwill of the original team of authors, complemented by other colleagues, to fully revise and update the text in line with new findings, new practice and new and exciting treatments.

The book is broadly divided into three sections. The first section considers the structure and function of the eye, as well as the basic principles of ophthalmology and eye examination. The second section considers patient care in diverse settings, as well as work-related issues and patient education. It also includes two entirely new chapters on eye banking and global eye health. The third section takes a systematic approach to patient care, working from the front to the back of the eye, discussing some of the common disorders affecting each structure (such as the lens or cornea) or group of structures (such as the eyelids or lacrimal drainage system). The book concludes with a very useful glossary of ophthalmic terms.

Some aspects of practice discussed in the text are, of necessity, UK based, but these are clearly indicated and, wherever possible, principles (rather than specifics) are addressed and readers are directed to local policies and interpretations.

The first edition of this book became a core text for ophthalmic nursing, in particular, and for the education of ophthalmic nurses across the world. This new edition will provide a comprehensive, up-to-date, evidence-based resource for all ophthalmic healthcare professionals.

Contents include:

Physiology of vision
Optics
Pharmacology
Examination of the eye
Visual impairment
Patient education
Work and the eye
Care of the adult ophthalmic patient in an inpatient setting
The care of the child undergoing ophthalmic treatment
Developments in day care surgery for ophthalmic patients
Ophthalmic theatre nursing
The care of patients presenting with acute problems
Eye banking
Global eye health
The eyelids and lacrimal drainage system
The conjunctiva
The cornea
The sclera
The lens
The uveal tract
The angle and aqueous
The retina and vitreous
The orbit and extraocular muscles
Visual and pupillary pathways and neuro-ophthalmology
The eye and systemic disease

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Aniridia: Recent Developments in Scientific and Clinical Research

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Jun 032018
 

The aim of this book is to highlight the latest findings in Aniridia research. Aniridia, meaning “without iris”, is a rare genetic disorder affecting vision, characterized by the incomplete formation of the iris (the coloured part of the eye that surrounds the black pupil). It may also cause other segments of the eye to be under-developed such as the optic nerve and the macula (the central part of the retina). Aniridia and associated conditions affect individuals differently. So while some affected people are partially sighted or blind, others may have near normal sight. Aniridia is congenital (present at birth) and is caused by a dysfunction of the PAX6 gene, situated on the 11th chromosome that causes the premature cessation of eye development. Aniridia affects between 1:40,000 to 1:100,000 people, and affects males and females equally. People with Aniridia may also experience secondary conditions such as Photophobia, Nystagmus, Glaucoma, Cataracts and Keratopathy.

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Neuro-Ophthalmology Review Manual, 7th edition

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May 122018
 

More than 30 years ago, Neuro-Ophthalmology Review Manual, presented a unique and user-friendly approach to address clinical neuro-ophthalmology principles used in everyday practice. The new Seventh Edition continues that tradition, providing a timely update, while also maintaining the same user-friendly and concise format.

Lanning B. Kline, MD and Rod Foroozan, MD are joined by seven contributors on this Seventh Edition who have organized the book to provide the essential key information on neuro-ophthalmic disorders. The inclusion of over 130 illustrations and 29 tables allows for a user-friendly format and quick access to valuable information.

The Seventh Edition provides a timely and comprehensive update to the current information, effective exercises, and case studies, as well as the addition of a chapter on neuroimaging.

Neuro-Ophthalmology Review Manual, Seventh Edition is a succinct text for all practitioners and residents in ophthalmology, neurology, and neurosurgery. A popular choice among colleagues for more than 30 years, this a must have resource in neuro-ophthalmology

Reviews from the past edition:
“For the doctor who sees the occasional neuro-ophthalmology patient, this book should be an excellent resource. Residents should read this book, because they can learn the subject material. The book could also be an excellent resource on a general practitioner’s shelf, because it is concise and easy to use.”
-William V. Good, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, San Francisco, California, Optometry and Vision Science

“Overall, this is a very good introductory textbook for residents in ophthalmology and neurology and can be used as a quick reference book by practitioners in either discipline. It is still the best-sized review book available on the topic for residents preparing for their in-training exams and will continue to be a popular choice for this purpose.”
-Nurhan Torun, MD, FRCSC, Canadian Journal of Ophthalomogy

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Natural Eye Care: An Encyclopedia

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May 102018
 

Do you have or know someone who has a vision problem? Nearly all of us can answer “yes”. The eye care business is a billion dollar industry. Americans pay high prices for eye glasses, contact lenses and surgery each year. With all the advances in eye medicine, this title is the first step in shifting some of the responsibility of eye care from health professional to individual.

What most people don’t know is integrated medicine can be an effective tool in the treatment of eye disorders such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts and more. The authors use therapies such as vitamin and mineral supplementation, herbal remedies, homeopathy and much more with great success. Through both alternative and conventional therapies you too can promote long term eye health and reduce the damage to your wallet.

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Pediatric Ophthalmology, Second Edition

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May 092018
 

Developed at Philadelphia’s world-renowned Wills Eye Hospital, the Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Ophthalmology series covers the most clinically relevant aspects of ophthalmology in a highly visual, easy-to-use format. Vibrant, full-color photos and a consistent outline structure present a succinct, high-yield approach to the seven topics covered by this popular series: Cornea, Retina, Glaucoma, Oculoplastics, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, and Uveitis. This in-depth, focused approach makes each volume an excellent companion to the larger Wills Eye Manual as well as a practical stand-alone reference for students, residents, and practitioners in every area of ophthalmology.

The updated Pediatric Ophthalmology volume includes:
Authoritative information on the clinical findings and the most recent treatment available for a wide spectrum of childhood ocular diseases, ideal for practicing ophthalmologists, pediatric ophthalmologists, fellows, and residents.
New chapters on pediatric uveitis and pediatric optic nerve abnormalities.
More than 170 new and updated high-quality photographs of specific disease entities and ocular disorders.
An easy-to-use format that covers Epidemiology and Etiology, History, Physical Examination, Differential Diagnosis, Laboratory and Special Examinations, Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Management.

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Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 6th Edition

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May 032018
 

Comprehensive Ophthalmology is the latest edition of this extensive guide to ophthalmology, which includes a free supplementary copy of Review of Ophthalmology. The main text has been thoroughly revised and updated, reorganised into six sections for ease of reference. These sections cover anatomy and physiology of the eye, optics and refraction, diseases of the eye, ocular therapeutics, systemic and community ophthalmology, and practical ophthalmology. The book is divided into 26 chapters, each beginning with a brief overview of the topic followed by relevant anatomy and physiology. The supplementary book Review of Ophthalmology is also thoroughly revised and updated with recent advances, new concepts and principles of investigation, treatment, and surgical procedures developed since the previous edition. The second half of the book provides multiple choice questions corresponding to each of the twenty review chapters. With over 600 full colour images and illustrations and the opportunity for self-assessment in the additional review book, Comprehensive Ophthalmology is an ideal resource for undergraduates, residents and practising ophthalmologists. Key Points Fully revised and updated edition of this comprehensive guide to ophthalmology Previous edition published 2014 (9781848290723) Reorganised into six sections for ease of reference 611 full colour images and illustrations Includes supplementary book: Review of Ophthalmology, with MCQs.

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Contemporary Scleral Lenses : Theory and Application

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Apr 132018
 

Contemporary Scleral Lenses: Theory and Application, provides comprehensive information about scleral lenses. Chapters of this volume have been contributed by renowned scleral lens experts and cover a variety of interesting topics. These topics include the history and evolution of scleral lenses, basic scleral lens structure, optics and customizable features of scleral lenses, analysis of ocular surface shape, ocular surface topography and advances in optometry technology. These topics give readers an explanation of how to utilize diagnostic equipment in optometry practice and enables practitioners to employ a scientific and objective approach to scleral lens fitting.

Key features of this volume include:

– A straightforward approach to ophthalmic examination flow, evaluation and documentation
– A review of Scleral lens care and handling
– Descriptions of a variety of complex medical and ocular indications for scleral lenses
– Strategic tips to promote your own scleral lens practice
– A unique perspective of esteemed corneal specialists regarding the collaborative care of the patient

This textbook is a suitable reference for ophthalmology students and practitioners. This text will assist practitioners in enhancing their scleral lens practice by providing them useful information for improving patient vision, ocular surface rehabilitation and quality of life.

 

 

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Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology

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Apr 072018
 

Rapid advances in pathogenetic insight, diagnostic and therapeutic modalities, and basic research continuously influence the state of the art in ophthalmology. This comprehensive encyclopedia offers a systematic and complete source of information including basic principles and novel updates, both clinical and scientific.

The encyclopaedic format offers comprehensive access to focused information on all relevant topics in a clear and user-friendly manner. The spectrum ranges from short definitions, cross references, acronyms to disease chapters including epidemiology, symptoms and differential diagnosis, sections on diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, and comprehensive scientific summaries describing recent findings as well as results from relevant studies. The material is presented in a standardized, uniform and concise way throughout all clinical and academic sections. High-quality images highlight visual information and tables and graphs summarize important data. The encyclopaedia is available in book and electronic format which is linked to relevant ophthalmologic journals and is continuously updated. All chapters are authored by leading experts in the specific field. The target audiences are clinicians in ophthalmology and related specialties, researchers, and students.

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