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By Amanda Hall Lueck, Gordon Dutton. 2015
Cerebral visual impairment (also known as cortical visual impairment, or CVI) has become the most common cause of visual impairment… in children in the United States and the developed world. Vision and the Brain is a unique and comprehensive sourcebook geared especially to professionals in the field of visual impairment, educators, and families who need to know more about the causes and types of CVI and the best practices for working with affected children. Expert contributors from many countries represent education, occupational therapy, orientation and mobility, ophthalmology, optometry, neuropsychology, psychology, and vision science, and include parents of children with CVI. The book provides an in-depth guide to current knowledge about brain-related vision loss in an accessible form to enable readers to recognize, understand, and assess the behavioral manifestations of damage to the visual brain and develop effective interventions based on identification of the spectrum of individual needs. Chapters are designed to help those working with children with CVI ascertain the nature and degree of visual impairment in each child, so that they can "see" and appreciate the world through the child's eyes and ensure that every child is served appropriately.
By Parul Ichhpujani, Sahil Thakur. 2018
This book provides information on how to extract the most from mobile applications and easily adapt and integrate them into… daily practice Today mobile applications that can optimize patient flow help in examinations perform anterior posterior segment imaging offer differential diagnosis and therapeutic options and even serve as patient drug reminders and councilors are easily available Most of them have been developed by individuals and as a result lack marketing even though they are free to download and use Ophthalmology has always been at the forefront of medicine when it comes to adopting the latest developments be they lasers off-label anti-VEGF drugs or biocompatible implants Mobile phones and tablets have infiltrated our private and professional lives and they are here to stay As such this book explores the endless possibilities that mobile computing offers and introduces the vista of opportunities for providing better care one download at a time As part of the series Current Practices in Ophthalmology this volume is intended for residents and fellows in-training as well as general and specialist ophthalmologists
By An-Guor Wang. 2018
This book presents 57 typical cases of neuro-ophthalmic diseases in the emergency room, which represent notoriously complex and difficult challenges… for junior doctors. The physical manifestations of these neurologic disorders include visual loss, transient blurring, diplopia, headache, pupillary abnormality, and even cognition problems. Each case provides a wealth of information, including the case report, comments, diagnosis, management, prognosis and concise notes, as well as photographs and other images. As a case-based clinical reference work on neuro-ophthalmic diseases, the book offers readers essential, concretely applicable information and guidance.
By Xuguang Sun. 2018
This book provides the concise descriptions of the basic and clinical knowledge about Acanthamoba keratitis including characteristics of pathogen… risk factors clinical manifestations diagnosis and treatment with abundant figure illustrations and typical cases to ophthalmological practitioners and researchers p p Acanthamoeba pathogen is widely distributed in the nature However Acanthamoeba keratitis is generally considered as a type of sight-threatening keratitis that is difficult to treat At early stage Acanthamoeba keratitis usually shows atypical clinical manifestations that are often misdiagnosed as viral or bacterial keratitis Moreover there are not approved topical anti-amoebicdrugs available up to now We hope ophthalmological practitioners can obtain a comprehensive understanding of this infection through this book
By Mohammad Javed Ali. 2018
Written by an expert in the field this book is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the evaluation and… management of lacrimal drainage disorders Lacrimal disorders are one of the most common conditions encountered not only by oculoplastic surgeons and general ophthalmologists but also by otorhinolaryngologists in their daily practice Consisting of 77 chapters it addresses the basic anatomy and underlying pathology patient evaluation and the surgical procedures currently performed in managing various lacrimal disorders Surgical modalities including the endoscopic approaches are thoroughly and succinctly captured in pictures with detailed legends to aid understanding and offer a visual treat Since familiarity with a surgical technique is incomplete without the knowledge of risk factors and red flags the book discusses in detail how to deal with surgical complications and failure The Atlas of Lacrimal Drainage Disorders is an essential companion to the a uthor s previous work Principles and Practice of Lacrimal Surgery
By David Ee Holck, Allan E. Wulc, Morris E. Hartstein. 2009
Midfacial Rejuvenation is a comprehensive review of the majority of procedures and options for midfacial aesthetic and corrective surgery. Each… contributor offers a unique approach to the midfacial area, with detailed specifics for every technique. Chapters on midfacial anatomy, complications and their management complete the comprehensive coverage of the subject matter, resulting in a reference text that will benefit every practitioner dealing with the midfacial region. Features: · One of the first books to focus exclusively on the midfacial area · Highly illustrated and with clear, step-by-step instructions on performing a variety of midface lifts, implants, sutures, grafts, and fillers · Over 300 full color images · Includes in-depth chapters on midfacial anatomy and the anatomic basis of aging · Multiple approaches to midfacial rejuvenation by well-known surgeons in fields such as oculoplastics, facial plastics, general plastics, and dermatologists
By Matthew Lavail, Robert Anderson, Christian Grimm, John Ash. 2012
This book will contain the proceedings of the XIV International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration (RD2010), held July 13-17, 2010, in… Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. The volume will present representative state-of-the-art research in almost all areas of retinal degenerations, ranging from cytopathologic, physiologic, diagnostic and clinical aspects; animal models; mechanisms of cell death; candidate genes, cloning, mapping and other aspects of molecular genetics; and developing potential therapeutic measures such as gene therapy and neuroprotective agents for potential pharmaceutical therapy.
By Desmond P. Kidd. 2016
This book presents fifty clinical cases in neuro-ophthalmology, some of which are common and some of which are rare. Each… case is presented as a diagnostic and management challenge as found in clinical practice. High quality clinical photographs and images bring the cases to life alongside the diagnostic process and management decisions of an experienced specialist. A short summary of important aspects of the pathogenesis and treatment of each disease finishes each case. Neuro-Ophthalmology: Illustrated Case Studies entertains and instructs the reader and is ideal reading for doctors in training in this area, as well as general consultant neurologists and ophthalmologists.
By S. R. Pandi-Perumal, Birendra N. Mallick, Robert W. Mccarley, Adrian R. Morrison. 2011
Spanning over half a century of investigation into Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, this volume provides comprehensive coverage of a… broad range of topics in REM sleep biology. World renowned researchers and experts are brought together to discuss past and current research and to set the foundation for future developments. Key topics are covered in six sections from fundamental topics (historical context and general biology) to cutting-edge research on neuronal regulation, neuroanatomy and neurochemistry, functional significance and disturbance in the REM sleep generating mechanism. A reference source for all aspects of REM sleep research, it also incorporates chapters on neural modelling, findings from non-human species and interactions between brain regions. This is an invaluable resource, essential reading for all involved in sleep research and clinical practice.
By Simon K. Law, Joann A. Giaconi, Joseph Caprioli, Anne L. Coleman. 2010
This concise and comprehensive guide is written by international experts of the field who are familiar with the world's literature.… Based on the world's literature and their own experience, authors state and explain how they prefer to manage patients and problems clinically. Each chapter author gives the reader numerous clear and specific tips and pearls for the diagnosis and management of Glaucoma. The reader-friendly structure of this lavishly illustrated 4-colour book ensures that the necessary information is quickly found and remembered. This book ensures a pleasant learning experience on Glaucoma management with the goal of an improved treatment outcome.
By Panel on Passenger Screening. 1996
This book addresses new technologies being considered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for screening airport passengers for concealed weapons… and explosives. The FAA is supporting the development of promising new technologies that can reveal the presence not only of metal-based weapons as with current screening technologies, but also detect plastic explosives and other non-metallic threat materials and objects, and is concerned that these new technologies may not be appropriate for use in airports for other than technical reasons. This book presents discussion of the health, legal, and public acceptance issues that are likely to be raised regarding implementation of improvements in the current electromagnetic screening technologies, implementation of screening systems that detect traces of explosive materials on passengers, and implementation of systems that generate images of passengers beneath their clothes for analysis by human screeners.
By Erik Seedhouse. 2015
Recent missions on board the International Space Station have revealed previously unreported physiological consequences of long duration space flight, particularly… in eyesight, and in this Brief Dr. Seedhouse reviews the existing theories on what causes this degeneration and how long it will last. Notably, 60% of long-duration crews have reported subjective degradation in vision, a clear indication that further study is necessary before astronauts embark on even longer-term space missions. Decreased near-visual acuity was reported in 46% of ISS/Mir crewmembers, resulting in a change of up to 2 dioptres in their refractive correction. It is possible that ophthalmic changes have been present since the first days of spaceflight, but had been attributed to other causes; this approach to the issue as well as other hypotheses are all presented in full to give a broad foundation of the existing knowledge on the topic. The changes have occurred at various times during a mission with varying degrees of visual degradation. Some cases resolved on return to Earth, but several crewmembers have not regained pre-flight visual acuity, indicating the damage may be permanent. One explanation of the syndrome has been attributed to hyperopic shift due to aging, but onboard analysis techniques, including visual acuity assessments, retinal imagery, and ultrasound examination of the eye, has led to the acceptance of a wider syndrome. In addition to vision changes, studies have reported flattening of the globe, swelling of the optic disc (papilledema), choroidal folds in the retina, swelling of the optic nerve sheath, and visual field defects. It is widely hypothesized that this spectrum of symptoms may be explained by an elevation of intracranial pressure (ICP). Establishing the provenance of this medical problem, monitoring its occurrence and resolving the symptoms for future long term space missions is a key challenge for space medicine. With this book, readers have an entry point for understanding the full scope of the problem and its possible origins.
By Dimitri T. Azar, Jorge L. Alio. 2008
This illustrated guide is written by international opinion leaders with extensive experience in the practice of refractive surgery. It is… the first book devoted to refractive complications (with practical hints and case reports on outcomes) to provide ophthalmic surgeons with the most adequate solutions for the most frequent problems. All complications are described and lavishly illustrated. The book provides ophthalmic surgeons with the most adequate solutions for the most frequent problems they face in their daily practice.
By David J. Browning. 2010
Contains information from the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research network not to be found in other published works Evidence-based approach includes… material labeled with level of supporting evidence and many clinical examples Includes discussions of area of controversy
By Andreas Reichenbach, Andreas Bringmann. 2010
Müller cells may be used in the future for novel therapeutic strategies to protect neurons against apoptosis (for example, somatic… gene therapy), or to differentiate retinal neurons from Müller/stem cells. Meanwhile, a proper understanding of the gliotic responses of Müller cells in the diseased retina, and of their protective vs. detrimental effects, is essential for the development of efficient therapeutic strategies that use and stimulate the neuron-supportive/-protective - and prevent the destructive - mechanisms of gliosis.
By Manuel Ramos-Casals, Haralampos M. Moutsopoulos, John H. Stone. 2012
Sjögren's Syndrome: Diagnosis and Therapeutics provides a thorough, multisystemic overview of the clinical manifestations of Sjögren's Syndrome. It contains chapters… pertinent across the range of medical specialties that may encounter Sjögren's Syndrome cases. Chapters are specialty-specific, for easy reference by the relevant medical specialist. In addition to being a diagnostic guide, Sjögren's Syndrome: Diagnosis and Therapeutics includes a section on prognosis and outcomes of Sjögren's Syndrome patients and provides an exhaustive therapeutic update, focused on new agents and experimental techniques. The inclusion of diagnostic/therapeutic algorithms illustrates the text with clinical photographs of the main organs involved and helps the reader to make guided diagnostic and therapeutic decisions through decision-based algorithms.
By Paul N. Schacknow, John R. Samples. 2010
Complete evidence-based medical and surgical management of glaucoma for both the general ophthalmologist in practice and residents The only book… that covers the new generation of glaucoma procedures including trabectome, trabecular bypass and canaloplasty, by the experts who developed them Includes the latest laser treatments for glaucoma including micro diode and titanium saphire trabeculoplasty as well as laser from an external approach The most comprehensive coverage of the optic nerve and the importance of nerve fiber layer hemorrhage Provides an integrated approach to neovascular glaucoma merging treatment to the retina, with the use of new anti-VEGF drugs, tubes, and shunts to achieve the best outcome Integrates clinical science with basic science to outline the next steps in glaucoma therapy
By Keyvan Nouri. 2012
Laser technology is constantly evolving and progressing. The use of laser therapy is vastly expanding and for this reason a… medical book of this magnitude is necessary. Lasers and Light Therapy includes an up-to-date comprehensive look at lasers and light therapy not only in the field of Cutaneous Laser Surgery, but in other medical specialties as well.
By Parthopratim Dutta Majumder, J. Fernando Arevalo, Jay Chhablani. 2018
This book explains the underlying rationale for retinal and choroidal imaging in the context of systemic diseases. Various systemic diseases… involve the eyes, and for some, the eyes could provide the first clue to their presence. Advances in posterior segment imaging have significantly improved our understanding of the pathophysiology and management of posterior segment diseases. However, imaging techniques like enhanced depth imaging, oximetry, adaptive optics, and retinal blood flowmetry have remained largely unexplored in connection with systemic diseases. Enhancing the available literature on the use of such imaging techniques for various systemic diseases, this handbook will help readers understand their pathomechanisms, supporting early diagnosis and more targeted therapeutic approaches. As such, it offers an essential resource for ophthalmologists, especially those with predominantly vitreo-retinal and uvea experience.
By Jennifer K. E. Steeves, Laurence R. Harris. 2013
Centered on three themes, this book explores the latest research in plasticity in sensory systems, focusing on visual and auditory… systems. It covers a breadth of recent scientific study within the field including research on healthy systems and diseased models of sensory processing. Topics include visual and visuomotor learning, models of how the brain codes visual information, sensory adaptations in vision and hearing as a result of partial or complete visual loss in childhood, plasticity in the adult visual system, and plasticity across the senses, as well as new techniques in vision recovery, rehabilitation, and sensory substitution of other senses when one sense is lost. This unique edited volume, the fruit of an International Conference on Plastic Vision held at York University, Toronto, will provide students and scientists with an overview of the ongoing research related to sensory plasticity and perspectives on the direction of future work in the field.