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By Noopur Gupta. 2021
This book is a comprehensive treatise on infective and inflammatory pathologies of the cornea with corresponding clinical images and diagrammatic…illustrations. Corneal infections and inflammations are a major cause of ocular morbidity and visual impairment. Early diagnosis and treatment can lead to improved visual outcome and quality of life. Both infectious (bacterial, fungal, viral and protozoan) and non-infectious keratitis that cause corneal vascularisation, scarring and vision loss are covered extensively. The illustrated clinical findings presented in the form of diagrams, photographs, cases and videos aim to serve as a practical teaching tool for fellows, trainees and practising ophthalmologists. KEY FEATURES Focuses on clinically relevant parts of corneal diseases, using illustrations with arrows indicating different pathologies and signs Serves as a ready clinical compendium for trainees, fellows and ophthalmologists Explores various corneal pathologies through a wealth of accompanying illustrations and teaching videos
By Michael C. Brodsky. 2021
This text is a comprehensive collection and discussion of scientific essays that define the pathogenesis of common forms of pediatric…strabismus and nystagmus in terms of their common evolutionary mechanisms. The goal of this book is to assemble these essays, to provide a definitive source for current clinicians to use along with follow up comments to help direct future scientific research in the field of pediatric ophthalmology. This book includes 20 original essays written by Michael C. Brodsky which mechanistically explain and unify such enigmatic conditions such as infantile esotropia, latent nystagmus, primary oblique muscle overreaction action, dissociated vertical divergence, infantile nystagmus, and intermittent exotropia in terms of ancestral evolutionary reflexes which become expressed in different ways to generate these disorders. This collection of essays is poised to become a classic reference, providing the necessary neurological framework for contextualizing unique ocular motor disorder and understanding the evolutionary mechanisms responsible for their development in early childhood. Written with focused interest for pediatric ophthalmologists and neuro-ophthalmologists, this reference will also find audience with ophthalmologists, neurologists, evolutionary biologists, and neuroscientists.
By Essam A. El Toukhy. 2021
This book is a concise, easy-to-use multi-choice question and answer resource in oculoplasty for ophthalmologists undertaking exams in this sub-specialty.…Each chapter contains a short didactic summary of the topic followed by MCQs and answers. References to the full-text book Oculoplastic Surgery: A Practical Guide to Common Disorders are also included in the answer section of each chapter. This unique format allows readers to dip into MCQs to practice for exams while also providing clear references of where to find chapters from a larger text.This book includes MCQs that examine the interaction between oculoplasty, ophthalmic sub-specialties (pediatrics, cataract, refractive, neuro, glaucoma) and other clinical areas including ENT, maxillofacial, dermatology, general plastic surgery and psychiatry. Consultants, surgeons and trainees from all ophthalmic specialties and sub-specialties will find this book to be an indispensable resource for exam revision in oculoplasty.
By Ioannis Pallikaris, Miltiadis K. Tsilimbaris, Anna I. Dastiridou. 2021
This book focuses on the concept of ocular rigidity, the biomechanical properties and hydrodynamics of the human eye. The basics…of anatomy and physiology are explored and the relevant data for the clinician are emphasized throughout the book. The engineering aspects as well as the clinical interpretation are presented to provide context. Ocular Rigidity, Biomechanics and Hydrodynamics of the Eye summarises recent evidence on ocular rigidity, but also provides a complete presentation of the data so far. The authors have recently worked on ocular rigidity corneal and globe biomechanics and hydrodynamics and the new, up-to-date data on the subject are highlighted in each chapter. The aim is to provide the framework or the understanding of these parameters and to determine their relevance in health and disease. This book will be an essential read for all practicing ophthalmologists looking to gain a more in-depth understanding of this interesting area of research particularly in refractive surgery and glaucoma.
Artificial Intelligence and Ophthalmology: Perks, Perils and Pitfalls (Current Practices in Ophthalmology)
By Parul Ichhpujani, Sahil Thakur. 2021
The book helps to explore the vast expanse of artificial intelligence-based scientific content that has been published in the last…few years. Ophthalmology has recently undergone a silent digital revolution, with machine learning and deep learning algorithms consistently outperforming human graders in studies published across the globe. It is high time that a resource that breaks this information behemoth into easily digestible bits comes to the fore. This book simplifies the complex mechanics of algorithms used in ophthalmology and vision science applications. It also tries to address potential ethical issues with machines entering our clinics and patients’ lives. Overall it is essential reading for ophthalmologists/eye care professionals interested in artificial intelligence and everyone who is looking for a deep dive into the exciting world of digital medicine.
Age-related Macular Degeneration: From Clinic to Genes and Back to Patient Management (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology #1256)
By Anand Swaroop, Emily Y. Chew. 2021
This edited book focuses on the recent advances in our understanding of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), combining epidemiology and clinical…diagnosis, with genetics and immunological aspects as well as the role of proteostasis and mitochondria before diving into new therapies including stem cell based approaches. AMD is a leading cause of largely incurable blindness worldwide and projected to double from 2.07 million to 5.44 million individuals by 2050 in the United States. Globally, 288 million individuals are projected to have AMD by 2040. The disease has enormous socioeconomic impact on the affected individuals, their families and the society. This book will bring together the state of the art basic science knowledge with clinically relevant findings and address the challenges for future research in AMD. The intersection of different disciplines will provide potential areas for further investigations to reduce the burden of blindness from AMD. This book offers an appealing and insightful resource for clinicians, scientists, students and fellows.
By Parul Ichhpujani, Surinder Pandav, Michael A. Coote. 2021
The book provides a detailed description in color format of the optic nerve head changes that occur in glaucoma. It…explains the normal and variant anatomy of an optic nerve head and why certain discs are more or less likely to develop glaucomatous changes.This book attempts to explain the anatomical basis of common and not so common signs seen in optic nerve head and retinal nerve fibre layer as captured by a digital fundus imaging system and optical coherence tomography. It also includes optic nerve head conditions mimicking glaucoma. The book is relevant for practicing ophthalmologists, vision science researchers, clinical optometrists, postgraduate residents in ophthalmology, sub-specialty fellows as well as general ophthalmologists, neurologists and neurosurgeons.
By Mark W. Leitman. 2021
Now in its tenth edition, Manual for Eye Examination and Diagnosis is the leading introductory clinical textbook in the field, providing concise and practical coverage of anatomy, instrumentation, differential diagnosis and treatment of ophthalmic diseases and disorders. This…accessible resource offers clear explanations of current diagnostic techniques, equipment and best practice; hundreds of full-color clinical photographs and diagrams; and step-by-step guidance on a range of key procedures. Author Mark Leitman, a practicing Ophthalmology specialist with nearly five decades’ experience, provides the foundational knowledge required to excel on an ophthalmology rotation. This is a must-have companion for medical students and junior doctors, trainee ophthalmologists and optometrists, optometry nurses, and ophthalmic technicians.
By César Carriazo, María José Cosentino. 2021
This book updates the reader about the latest bio-mechanical concepts underlying keratoconus diagnosis and the various treatment alternatives: from conventional…alternatives with a real cost/benefit description, to some innovative alternatives that have come to the fore in recent years. It discusses the latest software and technology utilized in keratoconus diagnosis as well as the more innovative surgical techniques used to treat keratoconus.New Frontiers for the Treatment of Keratoconus represents an essential book for ophthalmologists and specialists in cornea and refractive surgery who are looking to position themselves at the forefront of the diagnosis and treatment of keratoconus.
By Sandeep Saxena, Astha Jain, S. Natarajan. 2021
This book covers the entire range of vitreoretinal surgeries. The first section covers essential information about the anatomy and the…appropriate diagnostic techniques which helps in preoperative evaluation. The second section is on surgical instrumentation, and includes adjuncts used in VR surgery. Advanced instrumentation such as 3D visualization system, endoscopic vitrectomy and robotic surgeries are well described in the chapters. The later sections deal with the surgical technique for different disease entities. Management of posterior segment complication of anterior segment surgeries such as cataract and keratoprosthesis are reviewed in detail. A section on gene therapy has been incorporated. This book will help the reader to gather a detailed round-up of basics of and advances made in the field of vitreoretinal surgery. It is supplemented with videos. This book is meant for practicing retinal surgeons, those in training as well as students with interest in vitreoretinal surgery.
By Asim V. Farooq, James J. Reidy. 2021
This book is a comprehensive overview of blepharitis that covers the various types of this common and challenging entity.Concise and…unique, chapters are clinically focused, providing an equal emphasis on the medical as well as surgical management of this condition. The book concludes with a look at future directions in the field as they pertain to diagnosis and management.Blepharitis is an invaluable reference written specifically for comprehensive ophthalmologists, cornea and external disease specialists, residents, fellows, and optometrists.
By C. Stephen Foster, Stephen D. Anesi, Peter Y. Chang. 2021
Focusing solely on uveitis care, this quick reference guide will provide a compiled and easy to navigate differential diagnosis –…making an often daunting task for clinicians easier, quicker, and more accurate by using a concise outline format to list the most critical aspects of a disease entity. Uveitis: A Quick Guide to Essential Diagnosis opens with a Diagnosis Flowchart, so that the reader can select the most probable diagnoses based on patient’s history and exam. From there the reader can then quickly turn to the corresponding chapter to learn about the most critical aspects of the disease entity: epidemiology, characteristic exam and imaging findings, prognostic factors, and treatment options. This book is written for ophthalmic care providers including general ophthalmologists, subspecialists, fellows, residents and optometrists and features research and contributions from institutions that are global leaders in uveitis care.
By Christina Y. Weng, Audina M. Berrocal. 2021
There are nearly 24,000 ophthalmologists in the United States, with 500 physicians newly entering the ophthalmology field each year and…approximately half of those being women. Although women now represent approximately half of all ophthalmologists, gender disparities remain when it comes to certain subspecialties (e.g., surgical retina), leadership roles (e.g., department chairs), industry involvement (e.g., consultancy and advisory board positions), and even academic publications. There has been a recently heightened interest in female representation in this field which has manifested in several ways (e.g., conferences geared towards women in ophthalmology, non-peer-reviewed publications about women in ophthalmology, and mentorship programs specifically for women). This book is the first of its kind in procuring and disseminating information—pertaining to both career and life—in an organized, concrete, and enduring way. Women in Ophthalmology is a comprehensive collection of chapters primarily written by women in the field of ophthalmology. The book aims to guide others through milestones and challenges women may face during their careers, and shares sound insights into how to deal with unique issues both inside and outside the workplace. Topics that are widely applicable to all who work in ophthalmology are included, such as finding mentors, collaborating within industry, handling work-life balance, and seeking out leadership opportunities. Each chapter combines personal anecdotes with knowledge from leaders in the field which both men and women will find highly valuable.
By Eric D. Rosenberg, Alanna S. Nattis, Richard J. Nattis. 2021
This timely second edition expands upon the first edition, working to provide physicians with a comprehensive review of surgical cases within…the field of ophthalmology. Extensive updates have been made to existing chapters, along with new chapters on hot topics in ophthalmology inserted throughout the existing text. Featuring important steps within each surgical case, indications for the procedure, possible complications, and a sample dictation – the review serves as both a preparation and debriefing for each surgeon, or surgeon in training, by improving comprehension time, cultivating surgical forethought, and refining post-operative dictations.
A handbook on eye health from&“one of the most reliable, respected health resources that Americans have&” (Publishers Weekly). The…eye is as intricate as the latest computer and as precious as any jewel. While eye disease is rarely fatal, eye health is essential to enjoyment of your world as you know it. So it makes sense to give your eyes the attention and care they richly deserve. With more people living longer lives, age-related eye disease has become more common. Fortunately, state-of-the-art medical treatment has not only kept up but made great advances. So has our understanding of the nutritional and lifestyle decisions that impact vision and eye health. Mayo Clinic helps thousands of patients each year with vision and eye problems, and its medical staff includes some of the finest eye doctors in the world. Now you can take advantage of this wealth of knowledge. In Mayo Clinic Guide to Better Vision, you&’ll learn: · 8 ways to prevent macular degeneration, the age-related eye disease that causes vision loss and blind spots · 5 ways to prevent glaucoma, the &“silent thief of sight&” that commonly develops with no warning signs · 8 self-care tips to help you or a loved one keep your diabetes under control and effectively slow the progression of diabetic retinopathy · 4 steps that may slow or prevent the development of a cataract Mayo Clinic Guide to Better Vision covers all the leading causes of vision loss, with practical information on prevention, detection, and treatment—all based on the same medical knowledge Mayo Clinic doctors share with their patients.
By Andrew R. Elkington, Peter Shah, Peng T. Khaw. 2004
In the three years since the 3rd edition much has changed in the treatment of eye conditions. Glaucoma and macular…degeneration, laser treatment compared with surgery, how to deal with refractive errors - all these will be described in detail and illustrated with newly commissioned drawings and photographs.
Advances in Vision Research, Volume III: Genetic Eye Research around the Globe (Essentials in Ophthalmology)
By Gyan Prakash, Takeshi Iwata. 2021
This third volume, with three supporting editors, broadens its focus on genetic eye research from the Asian to the global…scale. New efforts and a new awareness have sparked important discussions on genetic eye research, and new plans are being implemented to identify the genes responsible for numerous eye diseases. The book introduces the latest findings on genetics in eye diseases, gene therapy, and genome-wide association analysis, and the efforts of the Global Eye Genetic Consortium (GEGC). The book’s editors have been instrumental in developing strategies for discovering the new genes involved in many eye diseases. All chapters were written by leading researchers working on eye genetics from the fields of Human Genetics, Ophthalmology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Sensory Sciences, and Clinical Research. Advances in Vision Research, Volume III is a major resource for all researchers, clinicians, clinical researchers, and allied eye health professionals with an interest in eye diseases around the globe.
By Jenny C. Dohlman, Alice C. Lorch. 2021
Pivotal Trials in Ophthalmology: A Guide for Trainees is an introductory text designed to give trainees a comprehensive and accessible overview…of landmark trials in the different subspecialties of ophthalmology, and may also serve as a useful reference for practicing ophthalmologists, optometrists and researchers in the field. The text is subdivided by subspecialty, with each chapter authored by both a trainee and an expert in the field. A selection of pivotal research studies that have shaped how practitioners diagnose, manage, and treat disease are reviewed in chronological order. The purpose, study design, results, and study limitations are reviewed, and the key takeaway points from each study are listed in a digestible, bullet-point format. By listing the studies in chronological order, the reader will have an understanding of how studies have built upon each other and how knowledge has evolved over time.This text can serve as a basic introductory text for first year ophthalmology residents around which a standardized curriculum can be shaped, a study guide for board examination study, or a reference text for practitioners and researchers at any stage of training and practice.
By Ulrich Spandau, Heinrich Heimann. 2018
Since publication of the first edition of this book in 2012 vitreoretinal surgery has marched with huge steps forward. In…2012 23G was standard, today 25G and 27G are the most commonly used gauge sizes for vitrectomy. In 2012 the cutting rate was 5.000 cuts/min and today with the development of a novel vitreous cutter the cutting rate has increased to 16.000 cuts/min. The advent of 25G/27G made the instruments smaller and surgery less traumatic. Practical Handbook for Small-Gauge Vitrectomy: A Step-By-Step Introduction to Surgical Techniques, 2ndEdition focuses on these new developments and features new chapters on PVR detachment, intraocular tumour, macular translocation, sub macular hemorrhages and ocular trauma. The surgeries are demonstrated step-by-step and the material is shown in detail and videos visualize the surgery.This book will serve as an immensely useful guide for all surgeons who are intending to make use of this exciting and increasingly used technique.
By Jorge L. Alió, Jorge L. Alió del Barrio. 2021
Part of the Essentials in Ophthalmology series, this atlas is designed to comprehensively cover optical coherence tomography of the anterior…segment of the eye. The aim is to improve knowledge of the fundamentals of OCT technology for anterior segment, clarify the differences with posterior segment OCT and emphasize the immense relevance and usefulness that anterior segment OCT study has for diagnosis, therapeutic orientation, surgical guidance, and improvement in patient management. Atlas of Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography is organized into comprehensive chapters on the following topics: fundamentals, technologies and technological differences among platforms, application of OCT, corneal OCT angiography, as well as case-based chapters. Numerous highly-detailed figures, illustrations and photographs make this an ideal resource for the corneal specialist seeking further instruction on this cutting-edge technology. The case-based chapters include such conditions as bowman dystrophies, trauma, cataract, glaucoma, sclera, refractive surgery, ocular infections, and are structured to facilitate the consultant surgeon by providing practical information applicable to practical cases in their practice.